For decades, health research was conducted primarily on men. Women were excluded due to lack of understanding around the female hormonal cycle and fear of research’s effect on reproductive health, stunting potential knowledge of women’s health. Despite this, many researchers and scientists advocated for the advancement of women in the biomedical research workforce and for... Read more »
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The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) hosted its Annual Meeting in May 2022, covering the most recent advances in research and policy regarding sex differences in health and disease. OSSD was establish was 2006 by the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) and became an independent organization in 2012. OSSD’s goals are... Read more »
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SWHR spoke with Elizabeth Medeiros, patient advocate and author of “The Girl with Arthritis“ blog, about her journey with psoriatic arthritis. The following blog post captures takeaways from the conversation. While psoriatic arthritis (PsA)—a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the joints and where the tendons and ligaments connect to bone—occurs most commonly in adults between the... Read more »
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Women in the United States experience health disparities throughout their lifespans as a result of their gender, historic health inequities in the health care system, and socioeconomic conditions. Sixteen percent of women report fair or poor health status, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), and... Read more »
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Monday, May 9, 2022 – The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) launched the new Women’s Health Equity Initiative during its Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, April 28, 2022. President and CEO Kathryn G. Schubert introduced the need for the Initiative by saying, “Women play a unique role in our health care system, not just... Read more »
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