Women are the fastest-growing segment within the U.S. veteran population and account for nearly 10 percent of the people served by the Veterans Health Administration.
To decrease the substantial health and economic burden of migraine, researchers need to address how the disease differs between women and men, according to a report from the Society for Women’s Health Research published in the Journal of Women’s Health.
Most of what we know about human health and disease is based on research on men. This is because, until the 1990s, women of reproductive age were actively excluded from most clinical trials. Thanks to efforts by many organizations, including ours, this is changing.
The Society for Women’s Health Research brought together three leading endometriosis experts for a congressional briefing on June 19 to discuss the current state of endometriosis research as well as identify policy needs to improve a woman’s diagnosis, treatment, and access to care.
To prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease, scientists need to better understand how the disease differs between women and men, according to a paper published June 12 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Jane F. Reckelhoff, PhD, of the University of Mississippi Medical Center earlier this month took the helm as editor-in-chief of Biology of Sex Differences, a publication of the Society for Women’s Health Research and the official journal of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences. Read More
During National Women’s Health Week, you can help create a healthier future for generations to come. How? By sharing a bit of your time and information with the research community.
Dr. Florence Haseltine, founder of the Society for Women’s Health Research, first met Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) in 1990, while she was working with others passionate about women’s health to form SWHR. In this retrospective published May 4 in Science, Haseltine remembers the trailblazing congresswoman who fought for women’s rights. Read More
The Society for Women’s Health Research celebrated advancements in women’s health and honored three remarkable women for their contributions to the field on Tuesday night at SWHR’s 28th Annual Awards Dinner. (See photo gallery at bottom of post.) Read More