National Studies show that women's healthcare needs differ significantly from those of men. Even the type of healthcare services used show differences between women and men. It is important for women to know how specific health conditions affect them and what preventative measures can be taken to improve their health and well being.

Major research studies are now focusing on women's health issues. The largest and most comprehensive is the Nurse's Health Study at the Harvard School of Public Health. The National Institutes of Health is studying trends in women's health as well as the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention with their Wise Woman Projects.

Top Health Issues for Women

Heart Disease
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer


  • MedlinePlus

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  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    "Founded in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has over 52,000 members and is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. Now based in Washington, DC, it is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization."

  • National Women's Health Information Center

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  • National Women's Health Resource Center

    The National Women's Health Resource Center is a non-profit organization, "celebrating 20 years of providing women in-depth, objective, physician-approved information on a broad range of women's health issues."


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  • National Institutes of Health

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