About FDA

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 science, education 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 educational efforts. OWH initiatives are coordinated through three program areas:

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

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

Contact FDA

Food and Drug Administration Office of Women's Health

10903 New Hampshire Avenue


Silver Spring, MD 20993

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