Women have unique health needs, and most diseases and conditions affect women differently than men.

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is the thought leader in promoting research on biological sex differences in disease and improving women’s health through science, policy, and education. We are making women’s health mainstream.


Join us for expert conversations on women’s health research and care, hosted by SWHR and featuring SWHR leaders.

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June 2023

Reflecting on 30 Years of The Revitalization Act: A Conversation with SWHR’s Founder

Hosted by SWHR

During a special conversation, SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert, MPP, CAE will sit down with SWHR Founder and Board Member Florence Haseltine, PhD, MD to discuss SWHR’s role in passing the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 and the progress that has been made in women’s health research since that time.

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 pm EDT
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Discover 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.

Explore 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.

Issues Affecting Health Care Coverage and Access for Women with Autoimmune Diseases and Conditions

This brief is one in a series four policy documents that highlight the different ways policy and research can close gaps and improve health outcomes for women living with autoimmune diseases and condtions.

Menopause Preparedness Toolkit: A Woman’s Empowerment Guide

This toolkit helps prepare individuals for life through and following the menopause transition. Being prepared for menopause can help women embrace wellness during the journey.

Prevent Cancer with the HPV Vaccine Fact Sheet

This fact sheet guides providers in the HPV vaccine conversation and recommendation process, with tips for discussing vaccination effectively, vaccination recommendations by age, and HPV-associated cancer risks.

Noninvasive Prenatal Screening Resource Guide for Women

Screening for genetic conditions can be done using a number of different methods and at different time points in a person’s life. Learn more about the role of Noninvasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS) in this personal toolkit. 


Blog Post
Advancing Uterine Health Through Research, Policy, and Advocacy
During the “Emerging Topics in Women’s Health: A Focus on Uterine Health” SWHR hosted a panel of women's health experts to discuss ways in which researchers, clinicians, and policy makers can collaborate to address disparities in uterine health.
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It Doesn’t Have to be ‘Dreadopause’: A Woman’s Reflections on Her Journey with Menopause 
The Society for Women’s Health Research spoke with Sharon Seibel, MD, and her husband Dr. Mache Seibel, about her journey with menopause.
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Highlighting A Blind Spot in Research: The Importance of Sex and Gender Differences in Eye Health
SWHR presented on its women’s eye health disparities paper during a Biology of Sex Differences session at the OSSD 2023 Annual Meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.