Women have unique health needs, and most diseases and conditions affect women differently than men.

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is the thought leader in promoting research on biological sex differences in disease and improving women’s health through science, policy, and education. We are making women’s health mainstream.

What we’re doing

Stay informed on progress in women’s health research and learn more about the exciting work we do.

Fact Sheet: Psoriatic Arthritis: Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care

Check out SWHR’s fact sheet on psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Designed for patients and clinicians, this fact sheet reviews symptoms and risk factors, provides information on diagnosing and treating PsA, and describes how PsA presents differently in women.

SWHR published a perspective article in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society, with recommendations for improving care for individuals during the menopause transition.

Uterine Fibroids: Assessing Unmet Needs from Bench to Bedside

Members of SWHR staff and the SWHR Uterine Fibroids Working Group recently published a report piece in the Journal of Women’s Health. The report shares takeaways and recommendations from a two-day roundtable meeting with researchers, clinicians, patient advocates and policy experts.

SWHR Launches Coalition to Support NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

During National Women’s Health Week, SWHR launched a new coalition to support the important work of the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health.

who we are

Learn more about SWHR’s science, policy and education efforts to make women’s health mainstream.

Learn more about SWHR’s mission, vision, and  strategic map

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Work that
matters

Biological differences between the sexes exist, from a single cell to the entire body. SWHR is bringing attention to sex and gender differences in health and disease in order to address unmet needs and research gaps in women’s health.

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  we’re leading the way

Together with our partners from diverse sectors, we bring attention to areas of need in women’s health.

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30
YEARS

PRIORITIZING WOMEN’S HEALTH

Since 1990, SWHR has been championing for research and policy that improves women’s health.

+50%
WOMEN

IN FDA DRUG TRIALS 

After years of SWHR advocacy, in 2017, for the first time, women accounted for over half of research participants for approved drugs.

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SCIENCE NETWORKS

IDENTIFYING GAPS IN RESEARCH

SWHR convenes researchers, clinicians, patients and other stakeholders to effect change in overlooked areas of women’s health