Two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
Women may experience different heart attack symptoms than men.
90% of women with sleep apnea go undiagnosed.
Women often have a stronger and faster immune system response to infections than men.
Migraine is three times more common in women than men.
UPCOMING SWHR EVENTS
Join us for expert conversations on women’s health research and care, hosted by SWHR and featuring SWHR leaders.
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women (and men) in the United States, accounting for nearly 500,000 deaths in U.S. women each year. Despite its impact, a significant number of women are not aware that cardiovascular disease is a major health risk. During this joint webinar hosted by the Society for Women’s Heart Research and WomenHeart, hear from women about their personal journeys with heart disease, including what their diagnosis and treatment journeys have entailed, how they…
Efforts to Advance Menopause in the UK: A Conversation with the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee
In July 2022, the UK Parliament House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee published the report “Menopause and the Workplace” to examine “the extent of discrimination faced by menopausal people in the workplace” and to investigate how “Government policy and workplace practices can better support those experiencing menopause.” The report explored the areas, including stigma around menopause, current laws, and how menopause is affecting women in the workplace, and provided a set of recommendations to the government. During this conversation,…
Diagnostic tests and procedures offer opportunities to detect diseases, monitor disease progression, guide treatments, and evaluate treatment effectiveness. Some diagnostic tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening and diagnostic testing can lead to earlier detection of disease, improve health outcomes, and contribute toward…
The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is excited to host its Inaugural Winter Social this year, to celebrate the season and the women’s health research community. The evening of festivities will take place at Teddy and the Bully Bar, 1200 19th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, on Thursday, December 7 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Contact Development Director, Julie Miller at 202-496-5001 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to confirm your sponsorship level.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
The Women’s Health Equity Initiative
The Women’s Health Equity Initiative highlights statistics on women’s health in the United States and aims to engage communities on solutions to improve health equity across multiple disease states, conditions, and life stages. SWHR newly added lupus as a focus area to the Women’s Health Equity Initiative Dashboard in May 2023!
To learn more, visit www.swhr.org/healthequity.
The Women’s Health Dashboard
The SWHR Women’s Health Dashboard offers a platform to explore the latest national and state data on diseases and health conditions that have significant impacts on women’s health across the lifespan. Five women’s health issues emerged as the focus areas of the Dashboard: Alzheimer’s Disease, Breast Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Depressive Disorders, Ischemic Heart Disease.
Explore the full Dashboard at swhr.org/womenshealthdashboard.
This series of policy documents highlight the ways policy and research can close gaps and improve health outcomes for women living with autoimmune diseases.
This provider fact sheet shares tips for discussing the HPV vaccination with caregivers and teens, vaccination recommendations by age, and HPV-associated cancer risks.
Genetic screenings can be done using a number of different methods and across many times in a person’s life. Learn more about Noninvasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS) in this personal toolkit.