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.
This SWHR resource provides easy-to-understand information about migraine diagnosis and treatment, as well as tips on interacting with health care providers and health insurance companies to achieve the best possible outcomes.
SWHR and FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, released a report outlining the positive changes for women’s health research from the 21st Century Cures Act.
Join SWHR at our 30th anniversary annual awards dinner on April 30, 2020. Sponsor the event or buy tickets to support our vision of making women’s health mainstream.
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 2018, 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