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4.10.24 | Obesity
Beyond the Stigma: Obesity’s Impact on Women’s Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes obesity as “a common, serious, and costly chronic disease of adults and children […]

3.31.24 | Policy
Office of Autoimmune Disease Research Director Shares What’s Ahead for Autoimmune Disease Innovation

Sharing her insights on autoimmune disease research and OADR's role in tackling them, Victoria Shanmugam, MBBS, MRCP, FACR, CCD, Director of the OADR, presented at the Society for Women's Health Research's (SWHR) March 2024 Policy Advisory Council meeting.

3.27.24 | Policy
Latest Updates on the White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research: Executive Order, SWHR Thank You Letter to First Lady

Following his 2024 State of the Union address calling for a $12 billion investment in women’s health research and the release of […]

3.15.24 | Endometriosis
Closing Gaps in Physician Endometriosis Education

While endometriosis impacts such a large group of individuals across the country, there are still significant gaps in provider education surrounding endometriosis diagnosis and treatment.

3.8.24 | Policy
Statement from the Society for Women’s Health Research on President Biden’s 2024 State of the Union Address

March 7, 2024—The Society for Women’s Health Research released the following statement in response to the 2024 State of the […]

3.6.24 | Menopause
Menopause Resource Guides Aim to Create Menopause-Friendly Workplaces for All

Inspired by the EMPACT Menopause Study findings, SWHR developed a set of resource guides to help address these significant gaps for midlife and older women and ultimately help improve wellness for all individuals at work.  

3.4.24 | Policy
How the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is Advancing Women’s Health

The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) hosted the last Policy Advisory Council meeting of 2023 with a guest presentation delivered by Emily Chew, MPH, Senior Advisor for Women’s Health at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

2.28.24 | Migraine
Menopause, Perimenopause, and Migraine

During an interview for the 2024 Migraine World Summit, Dr. Christine Lay shared what she has discovered about menopause and migraine based on her medical practice.

2.26.24 | Autoimmune
Elevating the Impacts of Autoimmune Disease and Black Women’s Health

While it is unclear what makes someone more at risk for an autoimmune disease, constructs, such as race and ethnicity, and social determinants of health, including education level, income, and other socioeconomic measures, are known to have an impact on health outcomes.