The National Institutes of Health established the Women's Health Initiative in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The WHI addressed cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis, and was one of the largest U.S. prevention studies of its kind.
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As a health care professional, you know that women's health is often very different from men's health. Not just in the obvious ways, such as reproduction or pregnancy, but also in how frequently conditions occur and how they are treated. This section of womenshealth.gov is specifically for you, the health care professional. It contains a wealth of resources to help you keep up with the latest in women's health research.
The ORWH serves as a focal point for women's health research at the NIH. They promote, stimulate and support efforts to improve the health of women through biomedical and behavioral research on the roles of sex (biological characteristics of being female or male) and gender (social influences based on sex) in health and disease.