Funding scientific
research to advance women's health

Women’s health research addresses both health issues unique to people that identify as women, as well as health conditions for which sex and gender may confer differences in risk, presentation and/or treatment response. “Sex” is a biological construct that refers to chromosomal compliment (e.g. XX, XY, XO, XXY) and reproductive anatomy. “Gender” is a social construct that refers to socially established identities of female, male and gender-diverse people. Neither sex nor gender are binary.

Inequity in scientific research drives health disparity. We aim to advance women'shealth by balancing research.

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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 donors 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 advance the health and wellness of women.

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.