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6.30.21 | Policy
Integrating Women into Health Care Research, Quality Improvement, and Value Assessment

Across research and health policy, the unique needs of women as patients, caregivers, and primary health care decision-makers for their families are receiving more attention.

6.24.21 | Coronavirus
Converging Health Crises: The Impact of COVID-19 and the Opioid Epidemic on Pregnant Women

The national opioid epidemic was already raging before COVID-19 hit the United States. During the pandemic, the situation severely worsened, including for those who are pregnant.   

5.18.21 | Coronavirus
COVID-19 Vaccines: Sex Differences in Immune Responses

Disaggregating clinical trial data by sex and gender could ultimately help us understand and respond to disparities in vaccination more quickly. 

5.6.21 | Maternal Health
Maternal Health Literacy: Educating Mothers to Keep Them Safe

Poor health literacy is a contributing factor to health disparities and may influence maternal and infant health. 

3.9.21 | Research and Clinical Trials
People of Color Continue to Be Underrepresented in Research on New Drugs

After decades of being underrepresented in biomedical research, women have accounted for more than 50% of participants in clinical trials for FDA-approved new drugs in the past four years.

3.4.21 | Health Equity
Harnessing the Power of AI for All Patients Requires Focus on Equity and Transparency

It is imperative that AI developers and regulators consider race, ethnicity, and gender in their datasets to work toward improved health equity for women and people of color.

2.10.21 | Research and Clinical Trials
Neuroscientist Jill Becker Takes Helm of Biology of Sex Differences Journal

The Biology of Sex Differences journal welcomed Dr. Jill Becker, PhD, as its new editor-in-chief earlier this month.

2.8.21 | Policy
SWHR Endorses Momnibus Bill to Address Disparities in Maternal Health

SWHR endorses the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act, a comprehensive package of 12 bills that address disparities in maternal health.

2.2.21 | Coronavirus
COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies Must Ensure Equity for All Women

As government officials push forward with their vaccination strategies, they must ensure all women are protected from COVID-19 by removing barriers that may prevent them from getting vaccinated.