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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 fu

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 fu

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SWHR is wishing you and yours a healthy holiday season and a ! Thank you for your ongoing support of SWHR and our work t...
12/31/2022

SWHR is wishing you and yours a healthy holiday season and a ! Thank you for your ongoing support of SWHR and our work to make mainstream.

Read about each unique section of the new SWHR Women's Health Dashboard and why these  conditions were selected to focus...
12/29/2022
SWHR Releases Women’s Health Dashboard - SWHR

Read about each unique section of the new SWHR Women's Health Dashboard and why these conditions were selected to focus on: http://ow.ly/ZWQX50M5wCN

In an effort to highlight and address disparities in women’s health across the lifespan, SWHR launched the Women’s Health Dashboard, as a centralized platform explore the latest data on health conditions and diseases that have significant impacts on women’s health.

12/28/2022
SWHR Responds to NIH Request for Information on Intersection of COVID-19 Pandemic and Health of Women - SWHR

More than 17% of women had long Covid at some point during the pandemic, compared with 11% of men, CNBC writes: http://ow.ly/KXZg50LA9ip

SWHR recommended increasing in in in a letter earlier this year: http://ow.ly/KKWH50LA9zv

The Society for Women’s Health Research provided feedback to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health and NIH Coordinating Committee on Women’s Health on research gaps and opportunities to inform research priority setting at the intersection of the COVID-19 ...

With an estimated 1.5 million Americans living with  (and at least an 5 million people worldwide living with the disease...
12/27/2022

With an estimated 1.5 million Americans living with (and at least an 5 million people worldwide living with the disease), you may live with, work with, or know someone with lupus. Learn how to best support their wellness with tips from this webinar: http://ow.ly/LV7R50LYs5S

"Among all women ages 18-64 who thought they needed  services in the past two years, just half tried and were able to ge...
12/27/2022
Access and Coverage for Mental Health Care: Findings from the 2022 KFF Women’s Health Survey

"Among all women ages 18-64 who thought they needed services in the past two years, just half tried and were able to get an appointment for mental health care, 10% tried but were unable to get an appointment, and 40% did not seek care," KFF reports. Read more in the new Women’s Health Survey: http://ow.ly/H59V50M9kT2

Read more about women's mental health in the SWHR Dashboard: swhr.org/womenshealthdashboard

This issue brief focuses on the access and coverage of mental health services using data from the 2022 KFF Women’s Health Survey.

Save the date for an  conversation on January 17! SWHR's  panel will discuss the  impact of autoimmune diseases on  duri...
12/22/2022

Save the date for an conversation on January 17! SWHR's panel will discuss the impact of autoimmune diseases on during "The Growing National Burden of Autoimmune Diseases and the Role of Policy in Improving Outcomes." Register now: http://ow.ly/TxXf50M8Q1B

Thank you, Autoimmune Association and La Jolla Institute for Immunology.

SWHR honored Claire Gill as a 2022 Women's Health Champion this year. Claire works with the Bone Health and Osteoporosis...
12/22/2022

SWHR honored Claire Gill as a 2022 Women's Health Champion this year. Claire works with the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation and National Menopause Foundation, Inc., in addition to her work supporting SWHR.

Thank you, Claire, for your dedication and contributions to advancing ! http://ow.ly/JN5y50M5JFK

SWHR honored Pamela Price as a 2022 Women's Health Champion this year. Pamela works with The Balm In Gilead Inc. and The...
12/22/2022

SWHR honored Pamela Price as a 2022 Women's Health Champion this year. Pamela works with The Balm In Gilead Inc. and The National Brain Health Center for African Americans, in addition to her work supporting SWHR.

Thank you, Pamela, for your dedication and contributions to advancing ! http://ow.ly/ShHH50M5Jxl

12/22/2022

It took 10 years for Regina Townsend to be diagnosed with and polycystic ovarian syndrome , before starting in-vitro fertilization treatments.

Regina joined SWHR to speak about her journey this summer: http://ow.ly/J9kA50M23bP

She also recently shared her story with NBC News. Check it out: http://ow.ly/1Y4V50M239H

When the SWHR HPV Working Group met this fall, they discussed the power of  conversations and  resources as two examples...
12/21/2022
Exploring Avenues and Opportunities to Address HPV Vaccine Education to Improve Women’s Health - SWHR

When the SWHR HPV Working Group met this fall, they discussed the power of conversations and resources as two examples of critical ways to improve vaccine uptake. Read their takeaways on the blog: http://ow.ly/xqG450M7vrL

An SWHR interdisciplinary HPV working group of public health researchers and professionals, community leaders, and health care providers discussed how to address barriers and improve HPV vaccine uptake.

Did you know spending on  diseases as a percent of overall National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s budget has remained at ...
12/21/2022

Did you know spending on diseases as a percent of overall National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s budget has remained at only 2.6% between 2013 and 2020?

Learn more in SWHR's new Autoimmune Diseases Policy Agenda: http://ow.ly/kWir50LTY4Z

12/21/2022
Congress Unveils FY2023 Omnibus Spending Bill - SWHR

This week, released the text of the fiscal year 2023 spending legislation, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (H.R. 2617). Of note for , the bill provides $76.5 million to the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health for work within the and *xdifferences research space: http://ow.ly/iuEE50M9OI3

Early Tuesday morning, Congress released the text of the fiscal year (FY) 2023 omnibus spending legislation, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (H.R. 2617). The package includes all 12 FY2023 spending bills, emergency supplemental funding for recent natural disasters and weather events, and r...

Through the new Women’s Health Dashboard, SWHR aims to identify notable trends, bring attention to priority issues, and ...
12/21/2022

Through the new Women’s Health Dashboard, SWHR aims to identify notable trends, bring attention to priority issues, and highlight opportunities to address disparities in : swhr.org/womenshealthdashboard

Moving forward, SWHR intends to track and update this data in areas that are influential to women’s health – including public health data, research investment, health insurance coverage, and relevant policy implications and actions.

"In spite of how common and debilitating it is,  on  is severely underfunded—in large part because of stigma around  pro...
12/20/2022
Endometriosis Is Common and Debilitating. Why Do We Know So Little about It?

"In spite of how common and debilitating it is, on is severely underfunded—in large part because of stigma around problems and the normalization of female pain," Scientific American writes.

Learn more about endometriosis in the "A Question of S*x" documentary series: http://ow.ly/vvvk50M23Us

Compared with other diseases with similar economic burdens, research on endometriosis is severely underfunded, in large part because we don’t talk about periods.

SWHR was excited to join  partners at a reception earlier this winter honoring Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and C...
12/20/2022

SWHR was excited to join partners at a reception earlier this winter honoring Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler for their commitment to mothers and infants throughout their Congressional tenure. Thank you, Rep Roybal-Allard and Rep Herrera Beutler!

"Of all the groups still threatened by Covid-19, it is pregnant women who seem the most unaware of the risks... [Yet] Do...
12/20/2022
The Covid Pandemic’s Hidden Casualties: Pregnant Women

"Of all the groups still threatened by Covid-19, it is pregnant women who seem the most unaware of the risks... [Yet] Dozens of studies have shown that the vaccine is safe for pregnant women," The New York Times writes: http://ow.ly/FhYs50M21GZ

Understand the recommendations if you are or with this guide: http://ow.ly/9nAr50M21Fw

Many expectant women have avoided vaccination, unaware that the virus poses great risks to both fetus and mother.

Research from this fall supports the understanding that pregnancy and birthing can have profound, often long-lasting, ef...
12/19/2022
Supporting New Moms in the Fight Against Postpartum Depression - SWHR

Research from this fall supports the understanding that pregnancy and birthing can have profound, often long-lasting, effects on brain physiology, mood and behavior. Read more: http://ow.ly/C8ef50LYUr8

Learn more about how to support mothers facing in this SWHR blog: http://ow.ly/4GVM50LYUtN

The following blog post captures takeaways from an interview between the Society for Women’s Health Research and Taiwo Ajao, MPH, RN, IBCLC CD (DONA) a maternal-newborn nurse, lactation consultant and doula, and Jenifer LaNore, MSW, LCSW-C, PMH-C, a trained full-spectrum doula (DTI) and owner of G...

SWHR is honoring two Women's Health Champions this year, Claire Gill, of the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation and...
12/19/2022

SWHR is honoring two Women's Health Champions this year, Claire Gill, of the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation and National Menopause Foundation, Inc., and Pamela Price, of The Balm In Gilead Inc. and The National Brain Health Center for African Americans, for their work with SWHR this year and within the space over the course of their careers.

Thank you, Claire and Pamela, for your dedication and contributions to advancing women's health! http://ow.ly/xPSk50M5JtQ

NEW RESOURCE! The new SWHR Women’s Health Dashboard serves as a collection of the latest national and state data on dise...
12/16/2022

NEW RESOURCE! The new SWHR Women’s Health Dashboard serves as a collection of the latest national and state data on diseases and health conditions that have significant impacts on women’s health across the lifespan: swhr.org/womenshealthdashboard

Check out sections on Disease, , Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (), Depressive Disorders, and Ischemic (IHD) – all health issues selected because of their impact on across the lifespan.

Which policy practices could help include more  and lactating populations in research? Experts from the American College...
12/16/2022

Which policy practices could help include more and lactating populations in research? Experts from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - ACOG, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Novartis, and UT Southwestern Medical Center discussed this and much more in a recent briefing. Check out the conversation: http://ow.ly/S26x50LYtfr

Recent research shows that African Americans with lupus are more likely to deliver preterm or small-for-gestational age ...
12/15/2022
Living Well With Lupus: A Toolkit for Women - SWHR

Recent research shows that African Americans with lupus are more likely to deliver preterm or small-for-gestational age infants compared to healthy African American women, Lupus Foundation of America writes: http://ow.ly/aX2T50LACFi

Learn more about managing through and parenthood is SWHR's new Lupus Toolkit: http://ow.ly/vy3t50LACHg

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own tissues, creating widespread inflammation and symptoms throughout the body, which often results in organ tissue damage commonly in the joints, skin, brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels. Lupus can take several forms, inc...

SWHR President and CEO Katie Schubert sat on the Expert Panel on Data Gaps for Women to inform a National Commission. Th...
12/15/2022

SWHR President and CEO Katie Schubert sat on the Expert Panel on Data Gaps for Women to inform a National Commission. They discussed changes needed to reimagine a data infrastructure that centers , specifically when it comes to the full spectrum of gender identities. Read on: https://bit.ly/3VGAErL

“Timely diagnosis of endometriosis is more likely if the physician has an expanded list of probing questions for disting...
12/14/2022
Endometriosis Toolkit: A Patient Empowerment Guide - SWHR

“Timely diagnosis of endometriosis is more likely if the physician has an expanded list of probing questions for distinguishing the condition from ordinary short-term menstrual discomfort,” authors in MedPage Today write: http://ow.ly/CnZg50LACYa

Learn more about how to prepare for an conversation with your provider in SWHR's Endometriosis Toolkit: http://ow.ly/lv7r50LAE0i

SWHR's Endometriosis Toolkit is designed to empower people of all ages with endometriosis in navigating their care.

Did you know that men and women may have different symptoms when they have a heart attack, which could impact their trea...
12/14/2022
Women’s Health Podcast | Beyond The Paper Gown

Did you know that men and women may have different symptoms when they have a heart attack, which could impact their treatment?

Thank you to the Beyond The Paper Gown podcast for speaking with SWHR CEO & President Kathryn Schubert about *xandgender gaps in medicine and the importance of research. Hear the conversation out now! http://ow.ly/z9Yp50M206L

Podcats on women's health, domestic violence, mental health research and outreach, women's leadership, women's history, and the arts.

"Today, Representatives Kathy Castor, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Lauren Underwood introduced H.R. 9487, the Advancing Safe M...
12/13/2022
Reps. Castor, Fitzpatrick, and Underwood Introduce Legislation to Promote Greater Inclusion of Pregnant and Lactating Women in Research – Coalition to Advance Maternal Therapeutics

"Today, Representatives Kathy Castor, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Lauren Underwood introduced H.R. 9487, the Advancing Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act of 2022. The ultimate goal of the is 'to better our understanding of the effect of medications on and women and their infants."

Read more about the importance of this bill in the latest blog at safemeds4moms.org: http://ow.ly/rqJ950M2GJ0

Today, Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Lauren Underwood (D-IL) introduced H.R. 9487, the Advancing Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act of 2022. The ultimate goal of the bipartisan legislation is “to better our understanding of the effect of medications on pr...

In response to a roundtable conversation this fall and in light of the growing prevalence of  diseases and conditions in...
12/13/2022
New Autoimmune Agenda Highlights Policy Measures to Improve Outcome for Women Living with Autoimmune Diseases - SWHR

In response to a roundtable conversation this fall and in light of the growing prevalence of diseases and conditions in the United States and their impact on , SWHR launched a new agenda. Learn more about the document and its call to action: http://ow.ly/6pAp50LTXYn

Autoimmune diseases and conditions, a group of more than 80 chronic diseases that develop when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own healthy organs, tissues, and cells, affect more than 23.5 million people in the United States, with some estimates ranging up to 50 million people. How...

SWHR thanks Representatives Kathy Castor, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Lauren Underwood for introducing the Advancing Safe Med...
12/13/2022
Rep. Castor Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Promote the Inclusion of Pregnant and Lactating Women in Clinical Research

SWHR thanks Representatives Kathy Castor, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Lauren Underwood for introducing the Advancing Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act of 2022 to improve our understanding of medications' effect on and women and their children. This bill is a critical step forward! http://ow.ly/1gRz50M2wBF

 Today, Representatives Kathy Castor (FL-14), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced H.R. 9487, the Advancing Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act of 2022. This bipartisan bill will build upon prior legislation to better our understanding of the effect of medications...

What causes ? How can you best manage lupus symptoms and flares? How can you prepare to discuss lupus with your  provide...
12/08/2022

What causes ? How can you best manage lupus symptoms and flares? How can you prepare to discuss lupus with your provider? This SWHR webinar helps answer these questions and more: http://ow.ly/xKbK50LYsbo

 can take several forms, but the disease overall disproportionately affects women — 90% of Americans with Lupus are wome...
12/06/2022

can take several forms, but the disease overall disproportionately affects women — 90% of Americans with Lupus are women ages 15-44.

SWHR's Lupus Toolkit was created to support and their families in their , , and daily care journeys with the disease. Check it out today: http://ow.ly/2B2r50LwKQo

Happening tomorrow! Work is still needed to fully include  and lactating populations in . Join the Coalition to Advance ...
12/05/2022

Happening tomorrow! Work is still needed to fully include and lactating populations in . Join the Coalition to Advance Maternal Therapeutics (CAMT) on December 6 for this important conversation: http://ow.ly/3rbG50Lzj8B

Thank you to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - ACOG, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the other panelists.

Follow the full conversation on the Twitter timeline.

As part of SWHR's commitment to raising awareness about the disproportionate impact of autoimmune diseases on  and drivi...
12/05/2022

As part of SWHR's commitment to raising awareness about the disproportionate impact of autoimmune diseases on and driving related policy change, SWHR published an policy agenda: http://ow.ly/CUJh50LTXoZ

The agenda is intended to serve as a roadmap of key policy needs across , clinical care, awareness and , and and access.

Happening tomorrow! Don’t miss the last of SWHR’s Closing the Loop for  webinars. Panelists will explore content in the ...
12/04/2022

Happening tomorrow! Don’t miss the last of SWHR’s Closing the Loop for webinars. Panelists will explore content in the new Lupus Toolkit, like tips for everyday care and lifelong treatment: http://ow.ly/GjgL50LJzoc

12/02/2022
SWHR Sends Letter Highlighting Legislative Priorities in Remainder of 117th Congress - SWHR

SWHR sent a letter to congressional leadership earlier today urging to swiftly pass FY23 spending legislation and calling attention to legislation that could improve outcomes for across the lifespan. Read the letter here: http://ow.ly/EQy350LTX9z

The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging both chambers to come together swiftly to pass fiscal year 2023 appropriations legislation and calling attention to congressional initiatives that, if enacted, could improve women's health across the l...

"With its impacts felt across families, communities, and the country, gun violence in the United States is not only a pu...
12/02/2022
The Public Health and Women’s Health Impact of Gun Violence - SWHR

"With its impacts felt across families, communities, and the country, gun violence in the United States is not only a public health crisis, it is a issue," SWHR writes. Read more about this pressing issue, up on the blog now: http://ow.ly/Yi1T50LQs0m

Every day, more than 100 people die from gun violence across the country. With its impacts felt across families, communities, and the country, gun violence in the United States is not only a public health crisis, it is a women’s health issue.

  disproportionately affects women? Join SWHR, Looms4Lupus, Columbia University, and Northwestern University Feinberg Sc...
12/01/2022

disproportionately affects women? Join SWHR, Looms4Lupus, Columbia University, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine on December 5, 2022, for this Closing the Loop for webinar featuring diagnosis, treatment, and wellness tips, especially for women .

Register today: http://ow.ly/vbeP50LJzWv

Living well with  at all stages of life is possible, particularly with the right care team behind you, Dr. Porter said i...
12/01/2022

Living well with at all stages of life is possible, particularly with the right care team behind you, Dr. Porter said in a recent webinar. Watch the full event now: http://ow.ly/7Nm750LJzke

 providers play a critical role in improving  among American Indian and Alaska Native people. It’s important to make sur...
11/30/2022

providers play a critical role in improving among American Indian and Alaska Native people. It’s important to make sure patients are comfortable sharing their concerns with providers. Learn more at cdc.gov/HearHer/AIAN. CDC Hear Her

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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.

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Postpartum depression is the No. 1 complication of childbirth, affecting about 15% of new mothers and the is magnifying the stress of new motherhood. 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 ! 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 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 , shortening the ten-year delay in diagnosis. Sign the petition TODAY! https://buff.ly/2xXpJmO Padma Lakshmi Lena Dunham
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