Women’s health

This regularly updated collection of articles published in the Nature Reviews journals provides in-depth discussions of recent research and medical advances in fields covering women’s health in the broadest sense. Research into women’s health has suffered from historical neglect and lack of funding. This is reflected in, for example, the bias against women’s experiences in the medical field and the lack of inclusion of the female sex in preclinical and clinical studies. While this situation is steadily improving, research into health conditions that affect women requires continuous and ongoing attention to keep improving lives. These health conditions can affect cisgender, transgender, intersex, and/or non-binary people with female-specific organs and hormonal cycles.

Topics covered in this collection include sexual function, sexual and reproductive health, pregnancy and childbirth, breast and gynaecological cancers, as well as organ-specific diseases and conditions that exclusively, predominantly or differentially affect people with female-specific organs and hormonal cycles.

Latest update: 8th March 2022

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Sex-related differences in disease

Breast and gynaecological cancers

Sexual function, female biology and ageing

Pregnancy, postpartum period and breastfeeding