Funding scientific
research to advance women's health

51 Foundation is a nonprofit created to address the disparity in women's health due to inequity in scientific research. Our mission is to advance women's health by (1) providing a dedicated source of research funding (2) supporting the development of new technologies that remove barriers to women's wellness and (3) creating tools to hold the scientific community accountable for the advancement of women's health.

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What we do

How do we raise awareness and tackle the unanswered questions on women's health?

We Connect

We connect people that are passionate  about solving women's health issues with vetted scientific projects.

We Research

We fund biomedical research that tackles fundamental questions about women’s health across full lifespan.

We Educate

We advocate to raise awareness and hold the scientific community accountable for the advancement of women's health and wellness.

Why it matters
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of prescription medications have never been tested in 51% of the population. Women are twice as likely to experience an adverse reaction across all classes of medication.
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1 billlion women will be post-menopausal by 2025 but 80% of residency programs fail to include menopause in the curriculum.
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It took 38 years to publish guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention and diagnosis in women after menopause was identified as a major risk factor.
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of the top publications in health-related fields still exclude female subjects.
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less than half of one percent of neuroscience research published in top scientific journals investigated the relationship between a women’s health factor and the brain.

Together we will eliminate bias and balance research to advance evidence-based health care for women.

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It’s about time for female research subjects
It’s about time for female research subjects
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Across more than 700 diseases, women are diagnosed on average 4 years later than men
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Women experience greater pain sensitivity but are less likely than men to receive pain medication.