How Doctors Can Care for Women Better

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Ilene Kaplan, uterine fibroid patient, Huntington, NY.

National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus: “Uterine Fibroids.”

Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology: “Endocrinology of Uterine Fibroids: Steroid Hormones, Stem Cells, and Genetic Contribution.”

Mayo Clinic: “Blood in urine (hematuria).”

Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society: “Uterine Fibroids in Menopause and Perimenopause.”

NIH, National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information: “Management of Uterine Fibroids [Internet].”

Orli Etingin, MD, founder and medical director, Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York City.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center: “Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center.”

Juliette The, MD, diagnostic radiologist, Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Florida.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital: “Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute.”

Journal of Women’s Health: “A Closer Look at Women’s Health Centers: Historical Lessons and Future Aims.”

Society for Women’s Health Research.

Sex and Gender Health Education Summit: “2021 Summit Proceedings.”

Irene Aninye, PhD, chief science officer, Society for Women’s Health Research, Washington, DC.

FDA: “Gender Studies in Product Development: Historical Overview.”

NIH, Office of Research on Women’s Health: “History of Women’s Participation in Clinical Research.”

NIH, National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information: “B, NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 Public Law 103-43; Subtitle B – Clinical Research Equity Regarding Women and Minorities; Part I – Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical Research.”

Cureus: “The Prevalence of Autoimmune Disorders in Women: A Narrative Review.”

Journal of Sleep Medicine: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Women”

CDC: “Lower Your Risk for the Number 1 Killer of Women”

NIH, Office of Research on Women’s Health: “NIH Policy on Sex as a Biological Variable,” “Consideration of Sex as a Biological Variable in NIH-funded Research.”

NIH, National Library of Medicine: “200 Years of American Medicine (1776-1976).”

NIH, Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT): “Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition, and Disease Categories (RCDC).”

Society for Women’s Health Research: “Guides & Toolkits,” “Quick Reference for Evaluating Infertility,” “Doctor’s Visit Worksheet for Psoriatic Arthritis.”

American Medical Women’s Association, Sex and Gender Health Collaborative: “SGHC Crunch Sheets & Toolkits,” “Sex and Gender Health Collaborative.”

Deborah Kwolek, MD, co-chair, Mentorship Committee, Sex and Gender Health Collaborative, American Medical Women’s Association; lead, Women’s Health and Sex- and Gender-Based Medicine Program, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Journal of Women’s Health: “Sex and Gender Health Educational Tenets: A Report from the 2020 Sex and Gender Health Education Summit.”

Springer: “Sex- and Gender-Based Women’s Health: A Practical Guide for Primary Care.”

NIH, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: “Hysterectomy.”