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Women’s Health: The Understudied, Underrecognized, and Undertreated

It has long been recognized that research in women’s health lags significantly behind research into men’s health issues.  In fact, the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health in the United States has described women as being “the three U’s”: understudied, underdiagnosed, and undertreated.”

For conditions that primarily affect women, it is particularly important to have access to current information based on valid research.  To meet this critical need, the Women’s Health Foundation of Canada (WHRFC) supports senior students in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba in undertaking reviews of current research  literature.  In 2021, Kelsey Tanner, BSP critically reviewed a number of key topics in Women’s Health.  Summaries of each topic can be found below.  Click on “read more” at the end of each topic to access the full research article.


COVID-19 & Women’s Health: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are women at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 than men?
  2. Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe during pregnancy?
  3. Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe during breastfeeding?
  4. Can mothers with COVID-19 have contact with their baby and provide childcare?
  5. Can mothers with COVID-19 pass the virus to their babies via breastfeeding?
  6. Can an expectant mother pass COVID-19 to her fetus?
  7. If I am pregnant, when should I be tested for COVID-19?
  8. What resources are available to help promote my health during this pandemic?

For answers to these important questions, read more.

 

Endometriosis

 

Fibromyalgia

 

Migraines

 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

 

Post-Partum Depression

 

WHRFC Board of Directors

Executive Members

  • Sheri Fandrey, BSP, PhD – President
  • I fan Kuo, BSc, MSc, PharmD – Past-President
  • F. Carleen MacKay, BA, CMA, FCMA – Treasurer
  • Donna Chow, PhD – Secretary

Members-at-large

  • Melissa Muir, MMFT
  • Gaynor Williams
  • Gayle Waxman
  • Lynn Scruby, RN, BN, MS, PhD