Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
Research and Policy Reports
ORWH leads strategic planning and the development of the NIH research agenda for women’s health and sex differences research and works to ensure that women and minorities are included in research. Reports by or contributed to by ORWH and reports from other agencies on women’s health research-related topics are listed here:
- Women’s Health USA 2012
The 11th edition of this data book selectively highlights emerging issues and trends in women’s health. Published annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.
- United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally
The NIH, with direction from ORWH, contributed to this report on gender based violence prevention and response efforts.
- Violence Against Women Research Report, Fiscal Year 2011
Violence against women (VAW) research is reported annually through the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT). ORWH coordinates this area of research with collaboration from the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).
- Sex-Specific Reporting of Scientific Research: A Workshop Summary
This workshop, supported by the ORWH and hosted by the Institute of Medicine on August 30, 2011, explored the need for sex-specific reporting of scientific results; potential barriers and unintended consequences of the challenges and benefits of editorial policies; and steps to facilitate the reporting of sex-specific results.
- Report of the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health: Office of Research on Women’s Health and NIH Support for Research on Women’s Health Issues. Fiscal Years 2009–2010
This report details the coordinated effort of the ORWH, NIH Institutes and Centers, and program offices in the Office of the Director to address women’s health by increasing research; ensuring that women and minorities are included in clinical research; encouraging analyses by sex in basic research; and developing programs for career advancement in the biomedical sciences for women and for both men and women as women’s health researchers.
- Enrolling Pregnant Women: Issues in Clinical Research
A summary of presentations examining persistent under-inclusion of pregnant women in clinical research. The forum in October 2010 was co-sponsored by the ORWH, the Food and Drug Administration Office of Women’s Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and several NIH Institutes and Offices. A list of additional pregnancy research resources is also available.
- NIH Research on the Health Effects of Diethylstilbestrol Report 2011
This report is an overview of NIH research related to DES that is primarily conducted or supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
- Women of Color Health Information Collection
The Women of Color Health Information collection presents data on race/ethnicity and disease. Through data, scientists can identify clues about how sex/gender, culture, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and geographic location contribute to the health status of women of color.
- Women of Color Health Data Book, 3rd Edition 2006 (Print or CD version)
Provides U. S. Census data on different populations of U.S. women and health updates for women of color.
- Highlights of NIH Women’s Health and Sex Differences Research, 1990–2010
Presents examples of women’s health and sex differences research accomplished in the past two decades.
- Monitoring Adherence to the National Institutes of Health Policy on the Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical Research. Comprehensive Report: Tracking of Human Subjects Research as Reported in Fiscal Years 2009–2010
Data in this report show how women and minorities are included in clinical research at NIH as mandated by the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993.