What we’re doing
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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.
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.
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.
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