In an online survey developed by the Society for Women’s Health Research, a majority of school nurses reported that the pre-K-12 schools they work for do not have written policies on student bathroom use and do not have education for students and teachers on bladder health. Read More
By Rebecca Nebel, PhD, SWHR Director of Scientific Programs
We’ve all experienced times where we haven’t gotten enough sleep, whether it’s pulling an all-nighter to cram for a test, caring for a newborn, or stressing about a project at work. Recently I attended NIH’s Sleep & the Health of Women Conference, where several presenters (some of the most prominent sleep researchers in the country) confessed they had not gotten much sleep the night before. Read More
A new SWHR report highlights how improving our knowledge about sex differences in cell biology in the female and male lower urinary tract may help stimulate breakthroughs in the diagnosis and management of urinary dysfunction for both women and men.
To draw attention to the need for research and policy changes to address migraine burden, advocacy group Research!America hosted a congressional briefing on Oct. 3 that included SWHR President and CEO Amy M. Miller.
Former SWHR Board member and dedicated women’s health advocate Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, RN, died on Oct. 13 after a battle with cancer.
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.