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.

Menopause Preparedness: Perspectives for Patient, Provider, and Policymaker Consideration

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.

Fact Sheet: Focus on Fibroids

Check out this SWHR fact sheet to learn more about fibroids and The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021, which would increase research funding for fibroids and improve awareness.

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