Society for Women's Health Research

Society for Women's Health Research SWHR is the thought leader in research on biological sex differences in disease and is dedicated to improving women's health through science, policy, and education.
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The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR),is the thought-leader in research on sex differences and is dedicated to improving women’s health through science, advocacy, and education. SWHR advocates for greater public and private funding for women’s health research and the study of biological differences that affect the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease; encourages the appropriate inclusion of women and minorities in medical research studies; promotes the analysis of research data for sex and ethnic differences; and informs women, healthcare providers, and policy makers about contemporary women’s health issues through media outreach and periodic briefings, conferences and special events. As a result of SWHR’s work, women are now included in medical research and clinical trials and scientists are researching the ways in which health conditions and diseases affect men and women differently and why. Through its use of evidence-based research and multi-pronged policy and public education efforts, as well as the involvement of health care providers and policy makers dedicated to improving women’s health, women’s health is now a national priority.

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SWHR thanks all veterans for their service this #VeteransDay. Unfortunately, women veterans face barriers to accessing #...
11/11/2020
A Call to Improve Suicide Prevention for Women Veterans - SWHR

SWHR thanks all veterans for their service this #VeteransDay. Unfortunately, women veterans face barriers to accessing #mentalhealth services & are 2x more likely than non-veteran women to die by #suicide. Learn more in SWHR's blog: https://swhr.org/a-call-to-improve-suicide-prevention-for-women-veterans/

Women veterans are two times more likely than non-veteran women to die by suicide, and there is dire need to improve their access to mental health services.

THURSDAY @ 2 PM: Join SWHR for a webinar on the need for innovation in #HPV-related diseases. Don't miss this important ...
11/10/2020

THURSDAY @ 2 PM: Join SWHR for a webinar on the need for innovation in #HPV-related diseases. Don't miss this important expert discussion as #SWHRtalksHPV!

Register today: http://ow.ly/ubUX50BYPXS

Lack of insurance, transportation challenges, & financial strain contribute to delayed care, longer treatment periods, &...
11/09/2020
After a breast cancer diagnosis, many Black women face delays in care

Lack of insurance, transportation challenges, & financial strain contribute to delayed care, longer treatment periods, & higher rates of death from #breastcancer for Black women compared to other groups. Read more about these #disparities: https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/05/black-women-breast-cancer-treatment-delays/

Research finds three issues disproportionately affect Black women with breast cancer: lack of insurance, transportation, and financial strain.

Science must drive policy because policy drives change. SWHR develops and champions public policy concepts that are grou...
11/06/2020

Science must drive policy because policy drives change. SWHR develops and champions public policy concepts that are grounded in science in order to improve #WomensHealth. Learn more about SWHR's policy work here: https://swhr.org/policy/policy-engagement/

#UterineFibroids experts and patient advocates gathered at an SWHR virtual meeting to discuss gaps in research, clinical...
11/05/2020
Examining Research Gaps and Barriers to Care for Fibroids - SWHR

#UterineFibroids experts and patient advocates gathered at an SWHR virtual meeting to discuss gaps in research, clinical practice, policy, & patient education that must be addressed to improve health outcomes for patients with #fibroids. Learn more: https://swhr.org/examining-research-gaps-and-barriers-to-care-for-fibroids/

SWHR hosted a roundtable meeting last month to discuss gaps in research, clinical practice, policy, and patient education that need to be addressed to improve health outcomes for patients with fibroids.

November is #BladderHealthMonth! Did you know that women and girls are disproportionately affected by bladder health iss...
11/04/2020
Shining a Spotlight on Women’s Bladder Health - SWHR

November is #BladderHealthMonth! Did you know that women and girls are disproportionately affected by bladder health issues like urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections? Learn more in SWHR's blog: https://swhr.org/shining-a-spotlight-on-womens-bladder-health
#BladdersMatter

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by bladder health issues like urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections, which can significantly disrupt daily life. Yet many women are hesitant to talk to their health care providers due to lack of awareness and stigma around bladder condition...

According to a survey, nearly 70% of people living with #migraine experienced more attacks during #COVID19:  http://ow.l...
11/03/2020

According to a survey, nearly 70% of people living with #migraine experienced more attacks during #COVID19: http://ow.ly/l2DS50CadM5

If you need help managing migraine disease, check out SWHR's Living Well with Migraine Toolkit: http://ow.ly/UUr450CadM2

Clinical #research has rapidly adapted in the #COVID19 #pandemic, but these lessons must not be forgotten in years to co...
11/02/2020
Recruitment and retention: silent crises in clinical trials - STAT

Clinical #research has rapidly adapted in the #COVID19 #pandemic, but these lessons must not be forgotten in years to come. Virtual & decentralized strategies could revolutionize recruitment & retention of underrepresented patient populations. https://www.statnews.com/2020/10/28/recruitment-retention-silent-crises-clinical-trials/

A hybrid model that combines traditional and virtual components offers a new approach for designing clinical trials and patient recruitment.

This weekend the clock rolls back 1 hour for #DaylightSavingTime, but that extra hour won't make up for poor #sleep habi...
10/30/2020
Women and Sleep: A Guide for Better Health - SWHR

This weekend the clock rolls back 1 hour for #DaylightSavingTime, but that extra hour won't make up for poor #sleep habits! Sleep can be especially elusive for women. Learn why in our Women & Sleep Guide: http://ow.ly/WkNw50C6zRc

SWHR's "Women & Sleep: A Guide for Better Health" provides an evidence-based overview of key sleep challenges facing women

#HPV can cause #cervical and other cancers, but there are limited screening & treatments for HPV-related diseases. To ad...
10/30/2020

#HPV can cause #cervical and other cancers, but there are limited screening & treatments for HPV-related diseases. To address the need for innovation, SWHR will host a webinar Nov. 12 @ 2 pm. Don't miss this important expert discussion! Register today: http://ow.ly/ubUX50BYPXS

Do you experience #migraine? SWHR has created two free, expert-vetted Migraine Patient Toolkits to help women optimize t...
10/29/2020

Do you experience #migraine? SWHR has created two free, expert-vetted Migraine Patient Toolkits to help women optimize their diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle to live well with migraine. The first toolkit is designed to assist you with navigating the health care and insurance systems and the second toolkit emphasizes strategies beyond medical care that can improve your overall #wellness. Download the toolkits: https://bit.ly/35sJPo9
#SWHRMigraineToolkit.

Did you miss SWHR's 30th Anniversary Gala last week? Check out the recording and read our blog to learn about our virtua...
10/28/2020
SWHR Celebrates 30 Years of Working to Make Women’s Health Mainstream - SWHR

Did you miss SWHR's 30th Anniversary Gala last week? Check out the recording and read our blog to learn about our virtual celebration and the amazing women trailblazers we honored! https://swhr.org/swhr-celebrates-30-years-of-working-to-make-womens-health-mainstream/
#SWHRat30

SWHR celebrated its 30th anniversary at its virtual annual awards gala Thursday evening and honored three women leaders who have significantly advanced women’s health throughout their careers.

On Nov. 12 @ 2pm, SWHR will host a virtual public panel on the need for innovation in HPV-related disease screening & tr...
10/26/2020

On Nov. 12 @ 2pm, SWHR will host a virtual public panel on the need for innovation in HPV-related disease screening & treatment for women. #HPV can cause cervical, anal, & other deadly #cancers, but screening & treatment options are limited.
Register now: http://ow.ly/2cLQ50BYORX

Even though #HPV is the most common #STI, education & awareness of #HPV & related diseases is lacking. The stigma & burd...
10/23/2020

Even though #HPV is the most common #STI, education & awareness of #HPV & related diseases is lacking. The stigma & burden of HPV-associated diseases disproportionately impact women. Join SWRH on Nov. 12 @ 2pm for a webinar on the need for innovation: http://ow.ly/XomL50BYRfY

TOMORROW: SWHR's 30th Anniversary Virtual Gala will feature remarks by Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, the first female Pre...
10/21/2020

TOMORROW: SWHR's 30th Anniversary Virtual Gala will feature remarks by Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, the first female President of Morehouse School of Medicine. She is also a world-recognized infertility researcher, longtime #WomensHealth advocate, and former SWHR Board member! Follow along tomorrow night as we live tweet #SWHRat30. http://ow.ly/jyNB50BTnKa

#COVID19 has changed lives across the world, but vast gender & racial #disparities characterize the #pandemic in the US....
10/19/2020
Understanding Disparities in COVID-19 Research and Response - SWHR

#COVID19 has changed lives across the world, but vast gender & racial #disparities characterize the #pandemic in the US. SWHR convened a panel of experts from @blkwomenshealth, @fastercures, & @NIMHD to discuss these inequities. Learn more on SWHR's blog: https://swhr.org/understanding-disparities-in-covid-19-research-and-response/

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives across the world, but not to the same extent. Vast gender and racial disparities characterize the pandemic in the United States.

#COVID19 has sparked widespread use of #telehealth, but genetic counselors already have years of virtual care experience...
10/16/2020
Your Counselor Will See You Now: How Genetic Counselors Are Leading the Way on Telehealth - SWHR

#COVID19 has sparked widespread use of #telehealth, but genetic counselors already have years of virtual care experience. Insights from their practice can shape the potential of post-#pandemic #telemedicine. Learn more from SWHR's blog: http://ow.ly/cp1h50AKFb4 #Diagnostics4Women

During the COVID-19 pandemic, more clinicians than ever are turning to telehealth. But one group of providers has been seeing patients virtually for years: genetic counselors.

For women with #migraine, the SEEDS to success for physical #wellness are managing Sleeping, Eating, Exercising, Drinkin...
10/15/2020

For women with #migraine, the SEEDS to success for physical #wellness are managing Sleeping, Eating, Exercising, Drinking & Stress. Check out @SWHR’s Living Well with Migraine Toolkit for ways to promote healthy habits: https://bit.ly/3ilH0ZK #SWHRMigraineToolkit

Racial disparities in #COVID19 are not due to biology. During the #pandemic, unequal access to #testing, erasure in #dat...
10/14/2020
Understanding Disparities in COVID-19 Research and Response - SWHR

Racial disparities in #COVID19 are not due to biology. During the #pandemic, unequal access to #testing, erasure in #data collection, & exclusion from #research stem from systemic biases affecting #healthcare. Read SWHR's blog on disparities in #COVID19:
http://ow.ly/4JNg50BMC0w

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives across the world, but not to the same extent. Vast gender and racial disparities characterize the pandemic in the United States.

A recent article from Culturico takes a deep dive into the history & importance of #sexdifferences: https://culturico.co...
10/13/2020
Timeline - SWHR

A recent article from Culturico takes a deep dive into the history & importance of #sexdifferences: https://culturico.com/2020/10/02/the-science-behind-sex-differences-and-why-we-should-care-about-it/

Check out the ways in which SWHR has advanced #SABV throughout its 30 years of history: https://swhr.org/about/history/timeline/

Making Women’s Health Mainstream: A History Thirty years ago, the health of women was at serious risk. Women were intentionally excluded from participating in most medical research, setting a dangerous precedent that overlooked fundamental biological differences between women and men. In 1990, the...

Did you know? National Institutes of Health (NIH) is advancing research on #maternalmortality, #maternalmorbidity, #heal...
10/12/2020
IMPROVE Initiative

Did you know? National Institutes of Health (NIH) is advancing research on #maternalmortality, #maternalmorbidity, #healthdisparities in a new initiative called IMPROVE. The overall aim is to reduce pregnancy-related deaths and complications in the United States. Learn more about the new projects: https://bit.ly/2Gfa7Qk. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NIH Office of Research on Women's Health

NIH has launched the Implementing a Maternal health and Pregnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) initiative, supporting research to reduce preventable causes of maternal deaths and improve health for women before, during, and after delivery.

People of color make up a disproportionate number of #COVID19 cases & deaths not because of biological reasons, but due ...
10/09/2020
Understanding Disparities in COVID-19 Research and Response - SWHR

People of color make up a disproportionate number of #COVID19 cases & deaths not because of biological reasons, but due to systemic barriers to their #healthcare. SWHR gathered experts from FasterCures, the Black Women's Health Imperative, and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to discuss Covid #disparities: https://swhr.org/understanding-disparities-in-covid-19-research-and-response/

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed lives across the world, but not to the same extent. Vast gender and racial disparities characterize the pandemic in the United States.

#Liver disease might not come to mind as a #WomensHealth topic, but conditions like #PBC disproportionately harm women. ...
10/08/2020
9 in 10 People With This Rare Liver Disease Are Women - SWHR

#Liver disease might not come to mind as a #WomensHealth topic, but conditions like #PBC disproportionately harm women. Learn more from SWHR's blog: https://swhr.org/9-in-10-people-with-this-rare-liver-disease-are-women/
#liverhealth4women

PBC is a chronic and progressive autoimmune liver disease that overwhelmingly affects women. However, researchers have yet to determine the exact reason behind this substantial sex difference.

SWHR's mission is to improve #WomensHealth through science, policy, and education. SWHR's 30th Anniversary virtual gala ...
10/07/2020
SWHR to Honor 3 Women Leaders in Science and Medicine at 30th Anniversary Event - SWHR

SWHR's mission is to improve #WomensHealth through science, policy, and education. SWHR's 30th Anniversary virtual gala will honor 3 women leaders in #science & #medicine who have significantly advanced that goal. Learn more about the honorees: http://ow.ly/CRy350BEpSj #SWHRat30

SWHR will celebrate its 30th anniversary at its virtual annual awards dinner on October 22 and honor three women leaders who have significantly contributed to the advancement of women’s health.

Expecting #parents are understandably concerned about the health of their unborn child. SWHR's recent blog in the  #Diag...
10/06/2020
Advances in Pregnancy Care: What Parents Need to Know About Genetic Screening - SWHR

Expecting #parents are understandably concerned about the health of their unborn child. SWHR's recent blog in the #Diagnostics4Women series takes a look at two methods available to screen the developing fetus for risk of heritable disorders: http://ow.ly/S3sf50BGTRI

Noninvasive prenatal screening and expanded carrier screening allow families to gain insight into the risk posed by certain heritable conditions. SWHR profiles both types of screening and discusses what families should know before talking to their clinician.

Women and people of color often face greater challenges to participation in research. We need innovative practices to bo...
10/05/2020
The Fight to Include Women in Medical Research Continues - Future of Personal Health

Women and people of color often face greater challenges to participation in research. We need innovative practices to bolster the recruitment and retention of women and other underrepresented populations in clinical trials. #WomensHealth https://www.futureofpersonalhealth.com/womens-health/the-fight-to-include-women-in-medical-research-continues/

The number of women included in medical research trials has increased in the past decades, but deep disparities in the field still remain.

Do you experience #migraine? SWHR has created two free, expert-vetted Migraine Patient Toolkits to help women optimize t...
10/02/2020

Do you experience #migraine? SWHR has created two free, expert-vetted Migraine Patient Toolkits to help women optimize their diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle to live well with migraine. The first toolkit is designed to assist you with navigating the health care and insurance systems and the second toolkit emphasizes #wellness strategies.

Download the toolkits: https://bit.ly/35sJPo9 #SWHRMigraineToolkit

A BIG THANKS to Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan - GSSEM Cadette Troop 70468 for their generous donation to the Soci...
10/01/2020

A BIG THANKS to Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan - GSSEM Cadette Troop 70468 for their generous donation to the Society for Women's Health Research to help us advance our mission to improve #WomensHealth through science, policy, and education. We appreciate you! Girl Scouts

SWHR will honor Dr. Jill Becker, Dr. Diana Bianchi & Dr. Charlotte Owens at our upcoming 30th Anniversary virtual event ...
09/30/2020
SWHR to Honor 3 Women Leaders in Science and Medicine at 30th Anniversary Event - SWHR

SWHR will honor Dr. Jill Becker, Dr. Diana Bianchi & Dr. Charlotte Owens at our upcoming 30th Anniversary virtual event on October 22. These 3 women have contributed to the advancement of #WomensHealth throughout their careers! Learn more: http://ow.ly/EDVm50BEq9q #SWHRat30

SWHR will celebrate its 30th anniversary at its virtual annual awards dinner on October 22 and honor three women leaders who have significantly contributed to the advancement of women’s health.

September is #OvarianCancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect as symptoms can be subtle and vague, ...
09/29/2020
Ovarian Cancer: Outdated Diagnostics for a Deadly Disease - SWHR

September is #OvarianCancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect as symptoms can be subtle and vague, and current #screening and #diagnostics are outdated & have low predictive value. We need to improve #Diagnostics4Women.
SWHR's blog: http://ow.ly/6PbO50BDBRw

Over 20,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year in the United States, and less than half of them will still be alive in five years.

90% of people with #migraine feel they can’t function normally at work when they have an attack. Speaking about your mig...
09/24/2020

90% of people with #migraine feel they can’t function normally at work when they have an attack. Speaking about your migraine experience at work can be difficult, but it may lead to
better understanding of your needs. SWHR's Living
Well with Migraine Toolkit has sample scripts for tough conversations with coworkers and tips to facilitate migraine-friendly workspaces that can improve your work #wellness.
https://bit.ly/3ilH0ZK #SWHRMigraineToolkit

Today SWHR kicks off a 30-day countdown to our 30th anniversary awards event. To celebrate #SWHRat30, follow us on Twitt...
09/23/2020

Today SWHR kicks off a 30-day countdown to our 30th anniversary awards event. To celebrate #SWHRat30, follow us on Twitter @ SWHR as each day we honor women who have advanced #WomensHealth & gender equality in science/medicine. We start by remembering 3 pioneering women doctors.
https://swhr.org/annual-awards/

TODAY: Tune in at 4:00 PM EST for SWHR's expert panel discussion on the unmet needs in #UterineFibroid research and care...
09/22/2020

TODAY: Tune in at 4:00 PM EST for SWHR's expert panel discussion on the unmet needs in #UterineFibroid research and care! #FocusonFibroids

Register here! ➡️
http://ow.ly/51XQ50Bv2XT

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SWHR wants to build a community of support, awareness, and education pertaining to issues of women’s health. We encourage open discussion and invite you to share your thoughts and opinions; however, we expect all conversation and discussion on the page to follow the conventions of polite discourse. By uploading content or commenting on this page, you agree that: - The Society for Women’s Health Research has the right (but not the obligation) to monitor everything posted and to reject or remove any inappropriate or offensive content from the page. This includes, but is not limited to, profanity, misinformation, spam/off topic material, advertising and/or other endorsements, personal attacks, and anything involving violence or illegal/questionable activities. Any post that is considered solicitation will also be deleted. - Any description of your experience with The Society for Women’s Health Research that you choose to share on this page must be accurate and truthful. - The Society for Women’s Health Research is not liable for anything that may result from your participation with this page. Please remember that our page is highly public. Regardless of your Facebook privacy settings, your comments on our page are visible to all, whether or not the user is a member/logged in to Facebook. We ask that you protect your own privacy by not including personally identifiable information in your comments. - Reporters or other media are asked to send any questions or comments to The Society for Women’s Health Research’s main media contact – [email protected] For more information, we encourage you to reference the Facebook Terms: http://www.facebook.com/terms.php?ref=pf and SWHR’s Legal policy: http://www.womenshealthresearch.org/site/PageServer?pagename=legalnotices Thank you for your cooperation, and for connecting with us!

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Authors are cordially invited to submit their original, unpublished, experimental, theoretical research papers for publication. The last date for submissions of papers for Vol. 1, Issue No. 2, is 15th November, 2020. No publication charges. International open access indexed journal of double-blinded review.
Postpartum depression is the No. 1 complication of childbirth, affecting about 15% of new mothers and the #COVID19 #pandemic is magnifying the stress of new motherhood. #mentalhealthmonth http://ow.ly/t9kj50zE4Gv
Did you know that women are 5 times more likely than men to lose teeth in their lifetimes? AND, that women lose oral bone at a 20% faster rate than men? We see a correlation between pregnancy and menopause, albeit for different reasons: rise vs drop of hormone levels. However, they are still doing the research to find out why. Especially now that we know that teeth loss has an effect on heart health.
To the Society for Women's Health Research, The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) is recruiting participants for the 10th National Race to End Women’s Cancer on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. It brings together all walks of life, from survivors to doctors, to support those who have fallen victim to gynecologic cancers. Interested? Register and join the movement to #EndWomensCancer! You may register as an individual or create and join a team fundraiser. There are no special requirements for forming a team. Anyone can participate! If you choose to create a team, I can offer you a discount code for registration? All participants will receive a Race t-shirt, a rewarding experience and our gratitude. Or, join our volunteer team! Volunteer opportunities are open to all. If you are interested in volunteering, please respond so I can give you more information. Please feel free to respond to me with any further questions at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!
We're giving away one of our Christmas Teas! Follow and share for your chance to win an organic Christmas tea!
Celmatix CEO, Piraye Yurrtas Beim, who recently spoke at an SWHR conference, is behind the #LetsTalkPeriod campaign to get menstrual disorder education into schools. “As a patient myself, I know the consequences of learning too late in life that the symptoms of endometriosis are not a normal part of being a woman.” Support our State Senate/Assembly legislation to teach students about #endo, shortening the ten-year delay in diagnosis. Sign the #LetsTalkPeriod petition TODAY! https://buff.ly/2xXpJmO Padma Lakshmi Lena Dunham
Gaby Moawad MD very active in endometriosis in DC, but we need experts to participate in teh discussions, not the old war horses who persist with Myth instead of science in treating endometriosis
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