Women's health research: IOM releases progress report Sept. 23

September 16, 2010

A major effort to conduct research on women's health began about 20 years ago, when it became clear that results from studies until then, which involved mostly male subjects, were often misinterpreted or misapplied in the cases of female patients. How much progress has this effort made in lessening the burden of disease and reducing deaths among women?

Women's Health Research: Progress, Promise, and Pitfalls, new from the Institute of Medicine, offers a progress report on the state of women's health research. It describes the diseases and conditions where the greatest gains have been made and where advances have been minimal or lacking. It also recommends additional steps that researchers, medical journals, and others could take to achieve further gains.
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The report will be released at a public briefing beginning at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 23, in the 20 F Street Building, Conference Room B, located at 20 F St., N.W., Washington D.C. Those who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast and submit questions via an e-mail form that will be available shortly before the start of the briefing at www.national-academies.org.

Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 22. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 11 A.M. EDT THURSDAY, SEPT. 23. Reporters: To register for the briefing and obtain a copy of the report, contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information, tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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