Society for Women's Health Research

Society for Women's Health Research SWHR is the thought leader in research on biological s*x differences in disease and is dedicated to improving women's health through science, policy, and education.

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR),is the thought-leader in research on s*x 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

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR),is the thought-leader in research on s*x 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

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This month—Psoriasis Awareness Month—the Society for Women’s Health Research launched its new Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA):...
08/27/2021
Psoriatic Arthritis: Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care Fact Sheet - SWHR

This month—Psoriasis Awareness Month—the Society for Women’s Health Research launched its new Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA): Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care Fact Sheet, designed to help primary care physicians and patients in their approach to recognizing and treating PsA. Access it here: https://swhr.org/swhr_resource/psoriatic-arthritis-diagnosis-and-management-in-primary-care-fact-sheet/

This SWHR fact sheet reviews common symptoms of and risk factors for developing PsA, how PsA presents differently in women, and information on diagnosing and treating PsA.

#MigraineWarriors: Check out this fact sheet that you can share with friends, family & coworkers to help inform them abo...
07/29/2021
Migraine Matters Fact Sheet - SWHR

#MigraineWarriors: Check out this fact sheet that you can share with friends, family & coworkers to help inform them about #migraine. This resource discusses the differences in migraine types & offers advice for supporting people w/ migraine. http://ow.ly/mK2l50FaFKw

SWHR created the Migraine Matters fact sheet for people with migraine to share with their friends, family, and coworkers to help inform them about migraine disease.

Check out this SWHR fact sheet to learn more about #fibroids and The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine #Fibroid Research and...
07/27/2021
Focus on Fibroids Fact Sheet - SWHR

Check out this SWHR fact sheet to learn more about #fibroids and The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine #Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021, which would increase research funding for fibroids and improve awareness. https://swhr.org/swhr_resource/focus-on-fibroids-fact-sheet/ #FocusOnFibroids

Check out this SWHR fact sheet to learn more about fibroids and The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021.

Both s*x & gender influence health. The 21st Century Cures Act was a positive catalyst for advancing the study of s*x as...
07/26/2021
Biomedical Research Must Consider How S*x and Gender Influence Health - SWHR

Both s*x & gender influence health. The 21st Century Cures Act was a positive catalyst for advancing the study of s*x as a biological variable in research. The 2nd iteration of #CuresAct is an opportunity to build on #SABV efforts. https://morningconsult.com/opinions/biomedical-research-must-consider-how-s*x-and-gender-influence-health/

SWHR President & CEO Kathryn G. Schubert joins Dr. Margaret McCarthy to publish an op-ed in the Morning Consult on the inclusion of s*x and gender considerations in biomedical research.

Earlier this year SWHR launched a coalition to support the work of NIH's Office of Research on Women’s Health. The Frien...
07/23/2021
SWHR Launches Coalition to Support NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health - SWHR

Earlier this year SWHR launched a coalition to support the work of NIH's Office of Research on Women’s Health. The Friends of ORWH is composed of groups committed to addressing s*x & gender disparities in health & advancing #WomensHealth. Learn more: http://ow.ly/sqQJ50Fv7uR

During National Women's Health Week, SWHR launched a new coalition to support the important work of the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health.

SWHR published a perspective article with recommendations for improving care for individuals during the #menopause trans...
07/22/2021
Menopause Preparedness: Perspectives for Patient, Provider, and Policymaker Consideration - SWHR

SWHR published a perspective article with recommendations for improving care for individuals during the #menopause transition. We need to view menopause as a normal part of life, not as a deficiency or a disease!

Read our new paper and recommendations: http://ow.ly/IoAp50Fv7jD

SWHR published a perspective article in the journal Menopause with recommendations for improving care for individuals during the menopause transition.

For every 10 women in your life, at least one of them likely has #endometriosis. Share SWHR's new #EndoToolkit videos to...
07/20/2021

For every 10 women in your life, at least one of them likely has #endometriosis. Share SWHR's new #EndoToolkit videos to help empower individuals with endometriosis in navigating their care. http://ow.ly/mQuv50FlcLW

For every 10 women in your life, at least one of them likely has #endometriosis. Share SWHR's new #EndoToolkit videos to help empower individuals with endometriosis in navigating their care. http://ow.ly/mQuv50FlcLW

#Migraine is 3x more common in women than men. SWHR has produced two expert-vetted Migraine Patient Toolkits to help wom...
07/19/2021

#Migraine is 3x more common in women than men. SWHR has produced two expert-vetted Migraine Patient Toolkits to help women optimize their diagnosis, treatment & lifestyle to live well with #migrainedisease: https://bit.ly/35sJPo9 #SWHRMigraineToolkit

#Migraine is 3x more common in women than men. SWHR has produced two expert-vetted Migraine Patient Toolkits to help women optimize their diagnosis, treatment & lifestyle to live well with #migrainedisease: https://bit.ly/35sJPo9 #SWHRMigraineToolkit

The #opioid crisis has taken a backseat as public health officials focused their efforts on the #COVID19 #pandemic. Duri...
07/16/2021
Converging Health Crises: The Impact of COVID-19 and the Opioid Epidemic on Pregnant Women - SWHR

The #opioid crisis has taken a backseat as public health officials focused their efforts on the #COVID19 #pandemic. During this time, pregnant individuals with #OUD were left particularly vulnerable. http://ow.ly/RFaW50FqSwt

The national opioid epidemic was already raging before COVID-19 hit the United States. During the pandemic, the situation severely worsened, including for those who are pregnant.

If you missed SWHR's congressional briefing "Supporting Women with Fibroids Through Policy Action," catch up by watching...
07/15/2021

If you missed SWHR's congressional briefing "Supporting Women with Fibroids Through Policy Action," catch up by watching the recording here: http://ow.ly/SIGF50FvkAJ
#FocusOnFibroids

If you missed SWHR's congressional briefing "Supporting Women with Fibroids Through Policy Action," catch up by watching the recording here: http://ow.ly/SIGF50FvkAJ
#FocusOnFibroids

The s*x hormone #estrogen greatly affects #WomensHealth across the lifespan, from protecting bones to influencing the me...
07/14/2021
Managing Bone Health for Endometriosis and Fibroid Patients - SWHR

The s*x hormone #estrogen greatly affects #WomensHealth across the lifespan, from protecting bones to influencing the menstrual cycle. However, estrogen can also stimulate the growth & spread of gynecological diseases such as #endometriosis & #fibroids. http://ow.ly/t8ZO50Fv62h

Do endometriosis and uterine fibroids impact bone health? SWHR explores the connection between these gynecological conditions, estrogen, and healthy bones.

TODAY at 10am ET: Join SWHR for a virtual congressional briefing to learn about unmet needs in research and care for #ut...
07/13/2021

TODAY at 10am ET: Join SWHR for a virtual congressional briefing to learn about unmet needs in research and care for #uterinefibroids & hear experts discuss policy actions that could improve care for women w/ #fibroids. #FocusOnFibroids
Register: http://ow.ly/ypSf50FgQq0

Check out our new fibroids fact sheet: https://swhr.org/swhr_resource/focus-on-fibroids-fact-sheet/

TODAY at 10am ET: Join SWHR for a virtual congressional briefing to learn about unmet needs in research and care for #uterinefibroids & hear experts discuss policy actions that could improve care for women w/ #fibroids. #FocusOnFibroids
Register: http://ow.ly/ypSf50FgQq0

Check out our new fibroids fact sheet: https://swhr.org/swhr_resource/focus-on-fibroids-fact-sheet/

“I hear with my women patients, ‘family comes first,’ and they don’t have a lot of time for self-care. Their priorities ...
07/12/2021
How Can Your Lifestyle Affect Your Liver Health? - SWHR

“I hear with my women patients, ‘family comes first,’ and they don’t have a lot of time for self-care. Their priorities are family, work, & then their health gets pushed to last.”

Learn to improve your #liver health in our #LiverHealth4Women blog: http://ow.ly/5iDB50FqXZM

While our livers are constantly aiding processes that maintain our health, we seldom think about how to keep our liver healthy. Fortunately, there are lifestyle changes women can make to proactively enhance their liver health.

In 2007, the late Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones wrote an op-ed calling for passage of her bill to increase research funding...
07/09/2021
It's past time to give uterine fibroids the attention they deserve - STAT

In 2007, the late Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones wrote an op-ed calling for passage of her bill to increase research funding & public education for #UterineFibroids. 14 years later, her bill still has not passed and this common gynecological condition remains an overlooked & underfunded public health issue. http://ow.ly/Wtaa50FrUp0

Join our congressional briefing on #fibroids next Tuesday: https://swhr.org/event/congressional-briefing-supporting-women-with-fibroids-through-policy-action/

#FocusOnFibroids

In the U.S., many of the 26 million women with fibroids have debilitating symptoms. It's time to pass a law that can improve their lives.

It's #FibroidAwarenessMonth! About 26 million women in the US experience #fibroids — yet public knowledge about the cond...
07/08/2021
SWHR Supports Bill to Improve Fibroids Education and Research Funding - SWHR

It's #FibroidAwarenessMonth! About 26 million women in the US experience #fibroids — yet public knowledge about the condition is still surprisingly low. That's why SWHR supports the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research & Education Act. #WomensHealth #FocusOnFibroids

Learn more: https://swhr.org/swhr-supports-bill-to-improve-fibroids-education-and-research-funding/

SWHR endorses the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021, designed to improve funding for research and increase education about fibroids.

#Menopause is often ignored, overlooked & stigmatized. To ensure the best care for individuals experiencing the menopaus...
07/07/2021
Menopause Preparedness: Perspectives for Patient, Provider, and Policymaker Consideration - SWHR

#Menopause is often ignored, overlooked & stigmatized. To ensure the best care for individuals experiencing the menopause transition, this needs to change.

Read SWHR's new paper in @MenopauseJrnl on menopause preparedness & recommendations to improve care: https://swhr.org/swhr_resource/menopause-preparedness-perspectives-for-patient-provider-and-policymaker-consideration/

SWHR published a perspective article in the journal Menopause with recommendations for improving care for individuals during the menopause transition.

ONE WEEK AWAY: Join SWHR for a discussion on policy needs for women living w/ #UterineFibroids. Hear about the state of ...
07/06/2021

ONE WEEK AWAY: Join SWHR for a discussion on policy needs for women living w/ #UterineFibroids. Hear about the state of #fibroid research & care, and learn about legislation looking to address these issues. #FocusOnFibroids #FibroidAwarenessMonth
Register: http://ow.ly/DcK950FgSFG

ONE WEEK AWAY: Join SWHR for a discussion on policy needs for women living w/ #UterineFibroids. Hear about the state of #fibroid research & care, and learn about legislation looking to address these issues. #FocusOnFibroids #FibroidAwarenessMonth
Register: http://ow.ly/DcK950FgSFG

+25% of parents who refused the #HPV #vaccine for their kids cited concerns about safety or adverse effects. Misinformat...
07/05/2021
Identifying Barriers to Prevention, Screening, and Treatment of HPV and Related Cancers - SWHR

+25% of parents who refused the #HPV #vaccine for their kids cited concerns about safety or adverse effects. Misinformation on social media plays a large role in parents' vaccine hesitancy.
http://ow.ly/vvsV50Flf19

Learn about the HPV vaccine on our blog: https://swhr.org/identifying-barriers-to-prevention-screening-and-treatment-of-hpv-and-related-cancers/

At an SWHR roundtable, experts and patients identified gaps in research, clinical practice, policy, and education related to HPV-associated diseases.

“Part of what the COVID pandemic has done is highlight some of the inequities in the system. As we come out of this, the...
07/02/2021
Integrating Women into Health Care Research, Quality Improvement, and Value Assessment - SWHR

“Part of what the COVID pandemic has done is highlight some of the inequities in the system. As we come out of this, the worst thing that can happen would be that we go back to the status quo.”

Read more on #equity efforts in healthcare research & policy: http://ow.ly/D1gm50FlUOH

Across research and health policy, the unique needs of women as patients, caregivers, and primary health care decision-makers for their families are receiving more attention.

For every 10 women in your life, at least one of them likely has #endometriosis. Share SWHR's new #EndoToolkit videos to...
06/30/2021

For every 10 women in your life, at least one of them likely has #endometriosis. Share SWHR's new #EndoToolkit videos to help empower individuals with endometriosis in navigating their care. http://ow.ly/mQuv50FlcLW

For every 10 women in your life, at least one of them likely has #endometriosis. Share SWHR's new #EndoToolkit videos to help empower individuals with endometriosis in navigating their care. http://ow.ly/mQuv50FlcLW

Our liver does a lot of work to keep our body healthy, yet we seldom think about how to keep our liver healthy. Read abo...
06/29/2021
How Can Your Lifestyle Affect Your Liver Health? - SWHR

Our liver does a lot of work to keep our body healthy, yet we seldom think about how to keep our liver healthy.

Read about #LiverHealth4Women on SWHR's blog: https://swhr.org/how-can-your-lifestyle-affect-your-liver-health

While our livers are constantly aiding processes that maintain our health, we seldom think about how to keep our liver healthy. Fortunately, there are lifestyle changes women can make to proactively enhance their liver health.

Save the date! SWHR & The Fibroid Foundation are hosting a virtual congressional briefing on July 13 to discuss #Uterine...
06/28/2021

Save the date! SWHR & The Fibroid Foundation are hosting a virtual congressional briefing on July 13 to discuss #UterineFibroids and policy actions needed to improve care for women. #FibroidAwareness

Register: http://ow.ly/TlK550FiLWm

Save the date! SWHR & The Fibroid Foundation are hosting a virtual congressional briefing on July 13 to discuss #UterineFibroids and policy actions needed to improve care for women. #FibroidAwareness

Register: http://ow.ly/TlK550FiLWm

The national #opioid epidemic was already raging before #COVID19 hit the United States. During the pandemic, the situati...
06/25/2021
Converging Health Crises: The Impact of COVID-19 and the Opioid Epidemic on Pregnant Women - SWHR

The national #opioid epidemic was already raging before #COVID19 hit the United States. During the pandemic, the situation severely worsened, including for those who are #pregnant. Learn about barriers to treatment facing pregnant people w/ OUD: http://ow.ly/cnqj50Fi0aL

The national opioid epidemic was already raging before COVID-19 hit the United States. During the pandemic, the situation severely worsened, including for those who are pregnant.

Every woman's period is different, but pelvic pain & other period symptoms shouldn't significantly disrupt your life. If...
06/23/2021
SWHR Endometriosis Toolkit, Part 1: Menstrual Health

Every woman's period is different, but pelvic pain & other period symptoms shouldn't significantly disrupt your life. If they do, it could be a sign of a condition like #endometriosis.
Learn more in our #EndoToolkit video series: http://ow.ly/o6as50FfpOG

For every 10 women in your life, at least one of them likely has endometriosis. This chronic and often debilitating disease can be difficult to live with, bo...

NIH Office of Research on Women's Health Director Dr. Janine Clayton hit the nail on the head: "If both s*x & gender are...
06/23/2021
A Conversation on the Future of Women’s Health Research with Dr. Janine Clayton, Director of the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health

NIH Office of Research on Women's Health Director Dr. Janine Clayton hit the nail on the head: "If both s*x & gender aren’t accounted for, clinicians cannot make the best treatment decisions for all patients."

Read the interview: http://ow.ly/nOrK50Ffpge
#SABV #WomensHealth

A Q&A on the future of women's health research with Dr. Janine Clayton, Director of the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, and Dr. Carolyn M. Mazure,

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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!
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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