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.
Two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
Women may experience different heart attack symptoms than men.
90% of women with sleep apnea go undiagnosed.
Women often have a stronger and faster immune system response to infections than men.
Migraine is three times more common in women than men.
What we’re doing
Stay informed on progress in women’s health research and learn more about the exciting work we do.
SWHR recently convened a roundtable of experts to identify knowledge gaps and unmet needs related to the menopausal transition across areas of education, clinical care, research, and policy.
The coronavirus pandemic is placing burdens on women that negatively affect their physical, mental, and economic health. SWHR is committed to raising awareness about how COVID-19 impacts women.
SWHR published a review in the Journal of Women’s Health assessing research gaps and unmet needs around sex and genders differences in osteoarthritis (OA).
we’re leading the way
PRIORITIZING WOMEN’S HEALTH
Since 1990, SWHR has been championing for research and policy that improves women’s health.
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.
IDENTIFYING GAPS IN RESEARCH
SWHR convenes researchers, clinicians, patients and other stakeholders to effect change in overlooked areas of women’s health