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Protecting and Advancing Women's HealthFDA Office of Womens Health

FDA’s Office of Women’s Health was established by Congress in 1994, as part of the Office of the FDA Commissioner.

  • Scientific engagement—Cross-Agency consultants for guidance, policy direction, and emerging issues.
  • Funding for research and educational projects—progress understanding and application of sex and gender-specific data analysis.
  • Network of over 100,000 individuals and organizations.
  • Unique liaison between external entities and FDA

Office of Women's Health Overview


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Collaborate With OWH

We disseminate our materials nationwide through outreach collaborations with partners like you.

Resources for You

Women's Health Topics

Women often spend so much time helping others that they don't take time for themselves. Take time to focus on good health.

Free Publications For Women

Easy-to-read publications on a variety of health topics. Download or order free copies, available in several languages.

Women's Health Research

We promote and conduct research initiatives that facilitate FDA regulatory decision-making and advance the understanding of sex differences and health conditions unique to women.

Stay Informed

The free Office of Women's Health e-Update newsletter highlights women's health initiatives, meetings, and regulatory safety information from the FDA.


FDA Office of Women's Health

The Office of Women's Health e-Update highlights women's health initiatives, meetings, and regulatory safety information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.