Advance Innovations in Pain Management for Women

Published 11/21/19

Women in pain need innovation. In a commentary in Morning Consult, SWHR CEO Dr. Amy M. Miller shines a light on how women are disproportionately affected by painful conditions. She writes about SWHR’s efforts to raise awareness and increase research and innovation around two pain conditions that predominantly affect women: migraine and endometriosis. Dr. Miller says it’s time for policymakers to act to address women’s pain.


“Until we recognize the gender bias in pain research and care, more women will continue to live with painful conditions for which there are no effective treatments. It is paramount that federal lawmakers and regulators advance incentives that bring safe and innovative medicines to women that treat the underlying cause of painful conditions, not just the pain itself.”