SWHR Supports Resolution to Expand Women’s Health Research


Published 5/18/22

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) recently joined Women’s Health Access Matters in calling for Congress to accelerate women’s health research, especially for diseases that disproportionately affect women. The medical research gender gap is not only a detriment to women’s health, it’s also holding back our economy. Senator Tammy Duckworth and Representative Jan Schakowsky recently introduced a resolution highlighting new data from The WHAM Report that shows clear disparities in funding and builds the economic case for change, showing that small investments have outsized economic returns. Adding $300 million for research focused on women across just three disease areas will bring back $13 billion to our economy. SWHR is proud to support this effort to drive change.

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