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.

Endometriosis Toolkit: A Patient Empowerment Guide

SWHR’s toolkit is designed to empower individuals with endometriosis in navigating their care. The toolkit provides easy-to-understand information on menstrual health, guidance on endometriosis diagnosis and treatment, and tips for interacting with your health care provider.

Long COVID: The Impact on Women and Ongoing Research

As an increasing number of Americans receive the COVID-19 vaccine, it seems like the end of the pandemic is in sight. Yet we are still far from fully understanding the virus and its long-term impact, especially for COVID-19 “long haulers.”

Blog: It’s Time for a Mood Change on Menopause

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.


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