SWHR was founded to bring national attention to the problem of the exclusion of women from medical research and clinical trials and the need for greater federal funding for diseases and conditions prevalent in, and unique to women.Historically women had been left out of medical research studies because doctors and scientists did not believe there were important differences in how diseases affected men and women. These differences are now recognized as key factors in understanding how our bodies work and fight disease.
To help women find clinical trials in which they might like to participate, SWHR has begun to list trials that are recruiting women for various conditions. SWHR does not endorse or recommend any trial and is only providing the information as a service. Choosing to take part in a medical research study is a decision that you make with the help of family, friends, health care professionals, and others you trust and respect. Below you will find lists of clinical trials that need participants, the condition the trial is studying, who qualifies, and contact information for the research coordinators and investigators. Additional information about these trials and other clinical trials can be found at www.clinicaltrials.gov
Although we know more today and often take health advances for granted, much remains to be learned. Whether you have a disease or condition that needs treatment or are in perfect health, you can play an important role in improving health care. By volunteering to take part in a research study, you can make a valuable contribution to medical knowledge for your own health and the health of all future generations of women.
Need more information? Visit our Clinical Trials FAQ page.