Research

New Study Examines Medical Student Exposure to Women’s Health Principles and Practices at Canadian Medical Schools

Researchers Natalie N Anderson  and  Anna R Gagliardi  from the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute have released a new study analyzing the curricula of various Canadian medical schools to assess how many included women’s health principles and practices relevant to any health concern or condition including factors (e.g. sex, gender, social determinants) that influence health, and access to or quality of care.…

Sex Differences in COVID-19 Outcomes

In a study of more than 10,600 adult patients hospitalized with COVID-19, women had significantly lower odds than men of in-hospital mortality. They also had fewer admissions to the intensive care unit and less need for mechanical ventilation. Women also had significantly lower odds of major adverse events, including acute cardiac injury, acute kidney injury, and venous thromboembolism, according to an article…

New Collection of Papers Launches at Gender Equality Forum to Provide Insights into How to Advance Women’s Health and Gender Equality

The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Special Programme HRP and the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) in partnership with the British Medical Journal (BMJ), have today released a special series of papers on “Women’s Health and Gender Inequalities.” The series celebrates and interrogates collective progress towards making the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on Women a reality…

Report: CBD and Women’s Health (Rae Wellness & Radicle Science)

Radicle Science and Rae Wellness have recently announced a new CBD study focused exclusively on CBD and Women’s Health. The Rae Wellness study on CBD and Women’s Health is one of the first and largest randomized, controlled human studies to evaluate the effects of commercially available non-prescription CBD products. To our knowledge, it represents the first CBD study to focus exclusively on women’s health…

Researchers Reflect on 50 Years of Progress in Women’s Health

Debates over women’s health have long been contentious, but have also resulted in significant improvements in areas like equitable access to health care and survivorship. But the overall picture remains far from perfect. For example, the United States still has the highest rate of maternal death among high-income countries, particularly among African American women. As the United States Supreme Court prepares to…

Report: Women’s Health Care Utilization and Costs – Findings from the 2020 KFF Women’s Health Survey (Kaiser Family Foundation)

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has recently released the results from its 2020 KFF Women’s Health Survey. Women’s access to health care depends greatly on the availability of high-quality providers in their communities as well as their own knowledge about maintaining their health through routine checkups, screenings, and provider counseling. Social determinants of health, structural racism, and experiences with health care providers shape health…

MDVIP & Ipsos Release New Study on Women’s Health Literacy Drawing Attention to Gaps in Women’s Health Knowledge and Healthcare Experiences

Although women make the lion’s share of healthcare decisions in the U.S., most are in the dark when it comes to their own health, according to a new survey on women’s health from MDVIP and Ipsos. A staggering 94 percent of women across all ages 20 and up failed a Women’s Health IQ Quiz, revealing their vast lack of knowledge about the health…

All Raise Annual Report: “2020 was not a good year for women and non-binary individuals in tech and venture.”

All Raise was initially born our of a grassroots movement in 2017 to arm women with access guidance and support to advance their professional growth. Today the organization is on a mission to accelerate the success of female founders and funders to build a more prosperous, equitable future. Yesterday All Raise published its latest Annual Report and truly 2020 wasn’t a great…