OWH protects and promotes the health of women through policy, science, education, and outreach.
What we do
OWH serves as the principal advisor to the Commissioner and other FDA officials on scientific, ethical, and policy issues relating to women's health.
Sex as a biological variable
Understanding mechanisms of sex differences in medical product development is crucial for regulatory decisions and optimal treatment outcomes.
The FDA Office of Women’s Health was established by Congress in 1994, as part of the Office of the FDA Commissioner.
Information on how to connect with OWH, and keep up with the latest women’s health news, including following us on social media.
About OWH research
OWH scientific programs support research, workshops, and initiatives that advance understanding of women’s health issues.
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FDA celebrates STEM: Hear from OWH in a new video
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2023 Women's health year in review
Learn how OWH supported FDA’s regulatory mission and worked to protect and promote the health of women through policy, science, education, and outreach in 2023.