What we’re doing
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Women are disproportionately affected by some of the most common eye diseases, and some eye conditions can present or affect women differently. SWHR’s fact sheet on women’s eye health provides an overview of notable eye conditions in women, the financial burden of eye care and diseases, and policy actions to improve women’s eye health.
To help pregnant and lactating people navigate vaccine recommendations before, during, and after pregnancy, SWHR has created a quick guide that aligns with recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Although 700,000 people in the United States are affected by alopecia areata, there are gaps in research and challenges when it comes to insurance coverage. This fact sheet from SWHR reviews common signs and symptoms of alopecia areata, risk factors and impacts of the disease, and treatment options.
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