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The Unexpected Home for NIH’s Maternal Health Research
In the ongoing quest to ensure women’s inclusion in medical research, many stakeholders consider research involving pregnant and lactating women as the next step forward. At the NIH, these efforts are being led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Are NIH Policies Unintentionally Impeding Women’s Health Research?
While NIH policies intend to correct imbalances in studying females, one researcher argues that the new movement on including sex as a biological variable has backfired in implementation.

SWHR Hires Melissa Laitner as Director of Science Policy
SWHR hired Dr. Melissa Laitner as SWHR’s new Director of Science Policy to envision, direct, and implement creative science programs and policy activities designed to improve women’s experiences in health care.

Searching for Solutions to the Maternal Health Crisis
Maternal mortality rates in the United States are higher than anywhere else in the developed world, and the majority of the estimated 700 pregnancy-related deaths each year are preventable.

Examining Factors in the Maternal Health Crisis
The United States is the most dangerous country in the developed world to give birth, with an estimated 700 women dying from pregnancy-related deaths each year and 50,000 women experiencing life-threatening complications.