Ways to Help

Ways to Help
Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" poses a question to panelist Margaret Hamburg, MD, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, at a groundbreaking national policy summit convened in March 2014 by the Connors Center for Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Failing to take gender into account at all stages of the biomedical research process has contributed to enormous inequities in women’s health.

This, in turn, has had a significant impact on the safety and efficacy of preventive measures, treatments, and the use of medical products by women and men alike.

Two decades ago, the landmark National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act was signed into law. Its passage was a critical milestone. But we still have work to do to fulfill its promise. Now is the time to recommit to its vision and ensure that research at all levels is performed through a gender-specific lens.

We need your help achieving this important goal.


Don't leave women's health to chance. Take action!

Get the facts

Read Sex-Specific Medical Research, a report on gender inequity in biomedical research, and learn how you can affect change.

Raise your voice

Ask your doctor if your medical condition presents differently in women and men.

Spread the word

Share the report with those you love and those who can influence change.

Support more research

Donate to the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology to fuel research, clinical care, leadership, and advocacy on behalf of women’s health. 


"We owe it to people around the world, both women and men, to make the discoveries that are going to improve the health of every last individual, right now, and in generations to come." —Paula Johnson, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology