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SWHR hosts virtual events that feature expert researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and patient advocates discussing the latest information around research, clinical care, and policy for a variety of diseases and conditions that disproportionately or differently affect women.

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August 2021

Migraine Matters: Women Navigating Wellness Across the Lifespan

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SWHR hosted a webinar featuring a panel of women who spoke to diverse patient experiences with migraine across the lifespan, from young adult and student life through midlife and post-reproductive years.

August 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

October 2021

Menopause Mindfulness: Exploring Menopause’s Effect on Health and Well-Being

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On October 26, 2021, SWHR hosted the congressional briefing, “Menopause Mindfulness: Exploring Menopause's Effect on Health and Well-Being,” where panelists shared information about menopause, including the health risks for women during this life stage and the stigma often associated with menopause and aging.

October 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

November 2021

Focus on Fibroids Series: Tools to Navigate Optimal Care

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https://youtu.be/NrRSBi-Bk70 Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-malignant growths of the uterus and one of the most common gynecological conditions nationwide. A growing and overlooked public health issue, fibroids affect approximately 26 million American women between the ages 15 to 50, however fibroids can affect patients across life stages from adolescence to post-menopause. With a wide array of common symptoms, such as severe and irregular menstrual bleeding, pelvic and pain back, bladder or bowel dysfunction, and challenges with fertility, fibroids can result…

November 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

December 2021

Focus on Fibroids Series: Empowering Women through Personal Journey-telling

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOezUpbVgBA Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are non-malignant growths of the uterus and one of the most common gynecological conditions nationwide. A growing and overlooked public health issue, fibroids affect approximately 26 million American women between the ages 15 to 50, however fibroids can affect patients across life stages from adolescence to post-menopause. With a wide array of common symptoms, such as severe and irregular menstrual bleeding, pelvic and pain back, bladder or bowel dysfunction, and challenges with fertility, fibroids can result…

December 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

20/20 Foresight: Understanding Women’s Eye Health and Supporting Patient Needs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6IEy-6oFrU Vision impairment is one of the most common causes of disability in the United States. More than 12 million Americans aged 40 and older are visually impaired or blind. Women are affected disproportionately more than men and certain eye conditions can present in women differently across the lifespan. Some diseases become increasingly common or burdensome with age, such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Up to two-thirds of Americans with these conditions are women. Other conditions that are…

December 16, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EST

January 2022

How Vaccines and Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvjBBZDzlpw In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening and…

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EST

February 2022

Menopause Mindfulness: Embracing the Change of My Midlife

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb5Jb68pxaw Approximately 1.3 million women in the United States transition into menopause each year. During the menopause transition (perimenopause), the body undergoes hormonal changes, characterized by a significant decrease in estrogen. This change typically begins to occur in a woman’s late 40s or 50s, and can last up to 10 or 20 years. However, some individuals may experience menopause early due to certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Menopause, itself, is defined as the point in time 12 months after…

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

March 2022

The Fertility Journey: Understanding Options and Navigating Care

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ6sSJre2wg Infertility—defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of regular, unprotected sex—is increasingly common in the United States. Nearly 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining their pregnancy. While infertility occurs equally in men and women, women tend to bear a disproportionate focus and burden in treatment and management. Treatment options span from medications to invasive surgery and assisted reproductive technologies. About 12% of women ages 15-49 have received some type of infertility service. Navigating…

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

April 2022

Improving Lives by Detecting Sexually Transmitted Infections Early

Hosted by SWHR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGQZjDg6lzg In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening and…

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

May 2022

Assessing and Promoting Bone Health Across the Lifespan

Hosted by SWHR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JABYDMHBEzA&feature=youtu.be   In the United States, there are more than 100 diagnostic tests and procedures available for detecting diseases and monitoring their progression. Diagnostic tools are also used to guide treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Some tests are invasive, such as a biopsy or endoscopy; whereas others are noninvasive, such as x-rays and ultrasound imaging procedures. Innovations in diagnostics provide access to health information, helping women make informed decisions about their health care at every stage of their lives. Screening…

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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