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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Office of Women's Health

The Food and Drug Administration Office of Women’s Health (OWH) was established by Congressional mandate in 1994. The mission of the office is to:

  • Protect and advance the health of women through policy, science, and outreach and to
  • Advocate for the participation of women in clinical trials and for sex, gender, and subpopulation analyses.

OWH achieves its mission by supporting scientific research and collaborating with other government agencies and national organizations to sponsor scientific and consumer outreach efforts. OWH initiatives are coordinated through two program areas:

To learn more about FDA resources on women's health, visit: For Women


Marsha Henderson, MCRP - Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health


Contact FDA

Food and Drug Administration Office of Women's Health

10903 New Hampshire Avenue


Silver Spring, MD 20993