SWHR in the News
As part of our mission to improve women’s health and eliminate imbalances in care for women, SWHR serves as a resource on issues related to women’s health and sex differences research. See below for recent op eds and news articles citing SWHR insights on women’s health.
If you are a member of the media looking for expert comment on a women’s health topic, please contact SWHR at email@example.com.
Recent SWHR Op Eds
FutureofPersonalHealth.com, December 28, 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert explains how improved menopause education and expanded conversations can help support women throughout the menopause transition and beyond.
FutureofPersonalHealth.com, March 31, 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert shares ways we can advance cervical cancer care in the United States by expanding access and improving health outcomes for women affected by the gynecologic disease.
Recent SWHR Features in the News
The Messenger, January 19, 2024
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert discussed the Employee Perspectives and Challenges Concerning the Transition of Menopause (EMPACT Menopause) Study and insights about menopause in the workplace. SWHR Working Group Member Jennifer Fairweather is also featured in the article.
TIME, January 17, 2024
SWHR‘s Living with Lupus Toolkit was featured at the close of this article about the variety of lupus treatments available for individuals.
FemTech Focus Podcast, November 22, 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert interviewed for the FemTech Focus Podcast to talk all about promoting research on biological sex differences in disease and improving women’s health through science, policy, and education.
The Fuller Project, November 20, 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert and Chief Science Officer Irene Aninye, alongside several other leading experts in women’s health, discussed what is still needed to close the health research gap.
MassBio, November 6, 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert joined the MassBio symposium “Why Women’s Health is Different” to speak about the unique challenges in women’s health. MassBio CEO and President Kendalle Burlin O’Connell wrote up this summary blog.
Be Health Connected Podcast, October 27, 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert sat down to discuss the significance of menopause, its impact in the workplace, and what employers can do to create more supportive workplace environments for midlife and menopausal women.
Republican American, September 8, 2023
SWHR Chief Science Officer Irene O. Aninye provided comments on the significance of advancing research and treatment funding for endometriosis, and the positive impacts this will have on the lives of those living with the disease.
FemTech World Podcast, August 23, 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert discussed gender inequalities between men and women that exist in medical research, and their consequences.
Axios, July 21, 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert provided comments about how older cultural norms impacted women’s health research and helped maintain a sex and gender research gap, that we still see today.
Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2023
SWHR provided commentary about the status of women’s health funding levels for this article about pelvic health care, research, and innovations.
Modern Medicaid Alliance, May 25, 2023
The Modern Medicaid Alliance highlighted SWHR‘s work in maternal health including the health toll that caregiving can take on women across the lifespan.
Prevention, April 16, 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert provided expert response to myths around epidural and c-section deliveries in this story.
Oprah Daily, April 5 2023
SWHR Chief Science Officer Irene O. Aninye gives tips for navigating the menopause transition and having productive conversations with care providers about your symptoms, treatment options, and lifelong wellness.
American Medical Technologists, March 22, 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert spoke about the history of, dangers within, and opportunities to close the gender gap in health care research and medicine.
TheSkimm, March 8, 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert shares how historic gaps in the medical and research ecosystems have hindered women’s health today, and what women can do to advocate for themselves.
Giddy, March 7, 2023
SWHR Board Member Judette Louis, MD explains what to look for to understand your risk of heart problems or stroke after experiencing preeclampsia.
GSK: Behind The Science Magazine, March 6, 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert discusses the state of women’s health research and inclusion of women in clinical trials in this piece.
WebMD, February 27, 2023
SWHR Chief Science Officer Irene O. Aninye is featured in this article discussing the importance of including women in clinical trials and advancing women’s health research.
Elevance Health, February 20, 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert discusses the history of women’s health research and including women in clinical trials, explaining SWHR’s role in improving outcomes for women across the lifespan and throughout medicine and science.
Well + Good, February 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert is included in this article about leader within the women’s health space who have set out to create new tech and services to improve the quality of care women receive.
WmnHealth.org, January 24, 2023
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert spoke about the history of women’s health research and stigma around women’s health – as well as ways women can have more productive provider conversations.
MyLupusTeam, January 24, 2023
SWHR’s Lupus Toolkit was featured in this article, as was an interview with SWHR Lupus Working Group member Irene Blanco, MD.
The Fuller Project, January 10, 2023
SWHR Chief Science Officer Irene O. Aninye spoke about the research, fundings, and care gap for uterine cancer, and how this impacts women’s health outcomes over their lifespanc.
Menopause Matters Magazine, Winter 2022
SWHR’s Menopause Preparedness Toolkit was featured in the winter issues of the Menopause Matters Magazine, as a resource for women facing the menopause transition.
Beyond the Paper Gown podcast, December 9, 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert joined this women’s health podcast to talk about why inclusion in clinical trials is important and how biological sex, even at the cellular level gives clues to disease, which can impact diagnosis and treatment.
CNN, September 21, 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert spoke to a reporter about what new survey findings mean for the status of women’s health across the world and in the United States.
Rina Raphael, September 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert and the work of SWHR is included in this book about the rise of the wellness industry and its effects on women’s health.
Government Executive, September 7, 2022
SWHR gave a comment to Government Executive about a new bipartisan that would improve federal medical research related to menopause and mid-life women’s health.
USA Today Sports, August 20, 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert provided comment about the progress and gaps in women’s health research for a USA Today Sports Opinion article women’s inclusion in sports access and research.
ProPublica, August 4, 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert spoke with ProPublica reporter Duaa Eldeib about the importance of including women in clinical trial research in order to improve health outcomes, particularly in the the case of the COVID-19 pandemic and related vaccine trials.
CGTN, July 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert spoke with CGTN about the history of women’s health, its progress and barriers, and how this affects health outcomes for women particularly in the field of cardiovascular health and heart disease.
Yahoo News, June 10, 2022
The Society for Women’s Health Research was selected as the nonprofit partner for the inaugural Equal Research Day on June 10, 2022, hosted by Evvy to drive awareness of including women in health research. Read more about Equal Research Day in Forbes and CEO World Magazine.
The Science Advisory Board, June 12, 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert spoke with The Science Advisory Board about women’s health research while at the BIO 2022 conference.
Organon Here for Her Health Podcast, June 9, 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert spoke about her career in women’s health and policy, her role at SWHR, and the work of making women’s health mainstream during this podcast interview.
Good Housekeeping, May 20, 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert spoke about women’s pain and gave tips for ensuring women’s pain is taken seriously in medical settings.
World Economic Forum, May 2022
SWHR is featured in the Women’s Health Transformation Map, managed by the WEF’s Strategic Intelligence group. This virtual map collects a wide range of women’s health information from across organizations, including SWHR resources and blogs. (SWHR reference)
Contemporary OB/GYN, February 10, 2022
SWHR Chief Science Officer Irene O. Aninye discusses a recent SWHR paper in Journal of Women’s Health, which reviewed of the current state of research and clinical care for uterine fibroids and highlighted opportunities for improvement.
Well Mama Podcast, February, 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert shares about the work of SWHR, its goals to improve women’s health through science, policy and education, and its efforts to advance maternal health equity.
The Guardian, January 26, 2022
SWHR Chief Science Officer Irene O. Aninye discusses the stigma that women living through menopause face and the gaps in care that persist for the perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause journeys.
Giddy, January 24, 2022
SWHR Chief Science Officer Irene O. Aninye discusses the HPV prevention options and care opportunities available for individuals, and the importance of speaking with your doctor in order to inform the best HPV treatment plan for you.
Bloomberg Law, January 18, 2022
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert provides commentary on the importance of including women’s health data collection and analysis goals in the new device research guidelines from FDA, based in an great need to include more in health and medical device research.
Medium, January 15, 2022
SWHR Chief Science Officer Irene O. Aninye highlights the need to include women in medical research at all stages and the urgent need to invest in women’s health research.
Vox Unexplainable Podcast, December 8, 2021
SWHR founder Florence Haseltine shares the story of the women who fought to have women included in clinical drug trials, including the founding of the Society of Women’s Health Research, and what we still don’t know about how sex and gender affect health.
Senate Press Release, July 23, 2021
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert provided comments for a Senate press release introducing the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act, legislation, which would create research and public education programs to support women suffering from uterine fibroids.
Health Central, May 10, 2021
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert discusses the gender gap in chronic pain, including how many invisible pain conditions, where the cause of pain may not be immediately physically obvious, like migraine and endometriosis, disproportionately affect women and are subject to intense stigma.
Bloomberg, April 26, 2021
Kathryn Schubert, President and CEO for SWHR, explains the role women play in influencing medical decisions, and the risks and benefits women need to clearly understand before making health care decisions for their families and communities.
Salon.com, April 16, 2021
Kathryn Schubert, President and CEO for SWHR, tells Salon she thinks questions about a woman’s menstrual cycle should “absolutely” be incorporated and an expected standard in clinical trials that include women.
Joint Action Podcast, April 2, 2021
Melissa Laitner, PhD, MPH, SWHR’s Former Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, is a guest on this podcast to discuss SWHR’s review paper on gender disparities in osteoarthritis and how understanding the influence of sex and gender differences can help improve osteoarthritis research and clinical care.
Medical News Today, March 30, 2021
This article cites SWHR 2019 paper published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology emphasizing that women who seek care for endometriosis face a barrage of obstacles, including poor doctor-patient dynamics and a lack of effective treatments. (SWHR reference)
Medical News Today, March 17, 2021
This article references SWHR’s 2019 review paper stating that despite the high prevalence and emotional and economic impact associated with endometriosis, endometriosis remains underfunded and, therefore, under-researched. (SWHR reference)
Practical Pain Management, March 2, 2021
Melissa Laitner PhD, MPH, SWHR’s Former Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs and lead author of the paper, spoke to PPM about SWHR’s review paper on sex and gender differences in osteoarthritis and how we can move OA care forward for women.
KUOW, February 10, 2021
SWHR President and CEO Kathryn Schubert talks about the longstanding obstacles to the inclusion of pregnant women in clinical research because of fears of what drugs might do to a developing fetus.