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 eliminating imbalances in health care for women.


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.

What is women’s health research?


What we’re doing

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

SWHR Names Kathryn Schubert as President and CEO

SWHR announced the hiring of Kathryn G. Schubert, MPP, as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer, effective April 27, 2020.

SWHR Reschedules Annual Awards Dinner for October

After careful consideration, SWHR has rescheduled our 30th Anniversary Annual Awards Dinner from April 30 to October 22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Experts Identify Knowledge Gaps in Chronic Osteoarthritis Pain in Women

SWHR brought together researchers and clinicians for a roundtable meeting to identify unmet needs and knowledge gaps for women with osteoarthritis.


Together with our partners from diverse sectors, we bring attention to and aim to correct issues important to 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