Women's Health Updates — June 2022

Learn about recent developments in women's health as well as SWHR's activities that promote the study of sex and gender influences on health and serve our mission to improve women's health through science, policy, and education.
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SWHR is now officially on Instagram! Follow us at @swhr_official and let us know what type of women's health content you are most interested in seeing on Instagram.

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SWHR's Women’s Health Equity Initiative includes a health equity roadmap as well as video series featuring stories from caregivers, patients, and physicians in the spaces of Alzheimer's disease, bone health, maternal health, and menopause.

Learn more about the Initiative on social media at #SWHRHealthEquity.

What is SWHR reading? A National Academics news release on clinical trial representation calls for urgent actions to improve the representation of racial and ethnic minority groups and other underrepresented populations in research. This gap in trial diversity has compounded health disparities and created serious consequences for underrepresented groups and for the nation.
National Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month is this June. SWHR has worked to advance Alzheimer's care and research for decades. Read more on the blog, and explore disparities in Alzheimer's patient and caregiver wellness in SWHR's Women's Health Equity Initiative. Stay tuned for additional Alzheimer's disease resources and conversations this summer!
This June marks National Cataract Awareness Month. Many eye diseases are more prevalent in women, including cataracts. Learn more about preventing, diagnosing, and managing eye diseases in women with SWHR's toolkit: A Guide to Women’s Eye Health. Check out additional eye health resources online at swhr.org.
June is National Infertility Awareness Month. Infertility affects men and women equally, but women often bear the burden of fertility management and treatment. Join SWHR for a fertility webinar on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. ET: How Hormones Can Tell a Fertility Story. Check out infertility resources for physicians and women in SWHR's Guides to Fertility Health Care. Find more on social media at #SWHRtalksFertility.
June is also National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Migraine is three times more common in women than men and can place significant burdens on women and their families. Learn more about migraine wellness in women with the SWHR Migraine Patient Wellness Toolkit.
What are you honoring this month? Share your women's health story with SWHR. SWHR is seeking stories about diagnoses, seeking care, and living with narcolepsy, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, menopause, Alzheimer’s disease, managing your bone health, undergoing prenatal screening, or another women's health condition. Visit swhr.org/shareyourstory or click the link below to learn more.
Ways to improve bone health include quality exercise, a healthy diet, and regular balance practice, panelists at SWHR's Assessing and Promoting Bone Health Across the Lifespan public forum shared.

Watch the recording to hear more insights from panelists Laura L. Tosi, MD (Children's National) and Alana C. Serota, MD, CCFP, CCD (Hospital for Special Surgery). This webinar is part of SWHR's "Value of Diagnostics within Women’s Health" series.
In this new SWHR fact sheet, learn about bone health in the United States, risk factors for osteoporosis and fractures, and the role of policy in improving outcomes and reducing costs: Moving from a ‘Break and Fix’ to a ‘Predict and Prevent’ Model in Women’s Bone Health Care. Read more about the fact sheet on the blog here.

This fact sheet compliments the conversation at SWHR's recent congressional briefing: Steps to Strengthen America’s Seniors: How Preventing Osteoporosis Helps America’s Health System. Watch the full recording online now.
Learn more about all things bone health on social media at #SWHRtalksBoneHealth.

What is SWHR reading? "BoneHealthResources.com," from Amgen and UCB is a new website for health systems and health care professionals. The site was created to share key tools and resources to support osteoporosis and post-fracture care needs.

In this "Value of Diagnostics within Women’s Health" public forum, experts will cover infertility testing. Register to join us on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Follow the conversation on social media at #SWHRtalksDiagnostics and #SWHRtalksFertility. Join us next week!

In this webinar, experts will discuss treatment options for and living well with lupus. Register to join us on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Follow the conversation on social media at #SWHRtalksLupus.

Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, Health of Women 2022 will address the challenges and nuances of sex and gender in medicine. SWHR will host a free, pre-conference symposium on Thursday, June 23, 2022, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET. Register today.

In this "Value of Diagnostics within Women’s Health" public forum, ovarian cancer experts will present on screening and care options. Register to join us on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Follow the conversation on social media at #SWHRtalksDiagnostics and #SWHRtalksCancer.
Check out SWHR's event calendar for more SWHR and other women's health events.
SWHR joined Women’s Health Access Matters in calling for Congress to accelerate women’s health research, especially for diseases that disproportionately affect women. In support of this call, Senator Tammy Duckworth and Representative Jan Schakowsky introduced a resolution in May. Read more: SWHR Supports Resolution to Expand Women’s Health Research

Explore more of SWHR's recent policy work:

What is SWHR reading? "Scientific collaborations are precarious territory for women" by Nature explores the opportunities—and challenges—for collaboration between women in the sciences. Improving diversity in the biomedical workforce is a key issue for SWHR. Read more in the 2022 Women’s Health Policy Agenda.

See more of SWHR's recent policy work online here.

"Women’s health research should be a national public health priority." "Women are a driving force in our society." In honor of Women's Health Month, check out staff reflections on the blog now. Read more about SWHR's role in moving women's health forward.

Elizabeth learned to live with psoriatic arthritis at an early age. Read her journey today.

Read about SWHR's 2022 Gala honoring leadings in industry, education, and public service for their support of women's health.

SWHR attended the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) Annual Meeting. See event takeaways here.

Read all of SWHR's most recent blogs online here.

What's new in Biology of Sex Differences? Read about sex differences in fetal weight and sex and gender considerations in epidemiology. Find more at @BiologySexDiff.

What is SWHR reading? "To Better Understand Women’s Health, We Need to Destigmatize Menstrual Blood" in Scientific American explores gaps in women's reproductive health research and funding. Check out SWHR's resources for endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and fertility — all of which can effect reproductive health.

Do you have a women's health story to share with SWHR? SWHR is asking women to share their personal health journeys, or stories of those who serve as caregiver. Your story can help educate and inform other women who may be going through a similar experience. Visit swhr.org/shareyourstory to learn more.
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