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.
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UPCOMING SWHR EVENTS
Join us for expert conversations on women’s health research and care, hosted by SWHR and featuring SWHR leaders.
Upcoming Events › SWHR Event
Reflecting on 30 Years of The Revitalization Act: A Conversation with SWHR’s Founder
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.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
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.