About Women’s Health

When you provide women with the right resources, education, and social support, they are capable of extraordinary things.

Progress has been made over the last several decades, but investments in innovation for women’s health still lag behind.

Women’s Health Milestones

  • 1960: Birth control pill approved by the FDA
  • 1978: First IVF baby1
  • 1993: Women are finally included in clinical trials to determine differences in sexes
  • 1994: BRCA gene discovered2
  • 2006: The morning after pill goes over the counter

We’re at a critical point in time

unafraid to take on tough subjects like maternal morbidity and mortality, demands on women in the workforce, or the lack of innovation in women’s health.

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is an initiative that aims to disrupt the status quo by elevating topics that impact millions of women.

Women’s voices matter and it’s time to shine a light on these common yet underdiscussed issues.

Women are #1 Health Care Decision-Makers

Women often juggle many aspects of life simultaneously, including tackling a job, running a household, supporting friends, and caring for loved ones. In fact, one survey found that women are overwhelmingly the ones making important health care decisions for themselves, their children, significant others, and many times their parents or other family members.3

Some other interesting stats from the

On the Rebound: What to Expect after Surgery survey, include:3


Women will face a variety of challenges when it comes to their own health

Opioid Use in Women

Despite the desire to get back to daily life, 67% of women3 surveyed took an opioid to manage pain after surgery, which can negatively impact recovery. For example,


  • ToiletOpioids can cause nausea, vomiting, and constipation5
  • DelayOpioids can delay how quickly you return to day-to-day activities5
  • CautionOpioids can lead to dependency or, if left around the house, can pose a potential risk of misuse and abuse by others5

Hear from real-life doctors and patients

on how non-opioid options helped achieve an enhanced recovery experience.

For more information on a safe and effective non-opioid option

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Regaining Intimacy After Cancer

Understanding Pelvic Pain and Sexual Dysfunction

Learn more about ways we can work together


  • 1 Dow K. Looking into the Test Tube: The Birth of IVF on British Television. Med Hist. 2019 Apr;63(2):189-208. doi: 10.1017/mdh.2019.6. PMID: 30912501; PMCID: PMC6434648.
  • 2 Hurst JH. Pioneering geneticist Mary-Claire King receives the 2014 Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. J Clin Invest. 2014 Oct;124(10):4148-51. doi: 10.1172/JCI78507. Epub 2014 Sep 8. PMID: 25196046; PMCID: PMC4191015.
  • 3 Pacira BioSciences, Inc. On the Rebound: What to Expect after Surgery. July 2020. [Analysis in the report was based on research conducted by Wakefield Research.]
  • 4 Pacira BioSciences, Inc. Exposing A Silent Gateway to Persistent Opioid Use: A Choices Matter Status Report. October 2018. [Analysis in the report was based on research conducted by IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science (formerly QuintilesIMS).]
  • 5 Tong J Gan. Poorly controlled postoperative pain: prevalence, consequences, and prevention. September 2017. [Journal of Pain Research.]
  • 6 Wettergren L, Eriksson LE, Bergström C, Hedman C, Ahlgren J, Smedby KE, Hellman K, Henriksson R, Lampic C. Prevalence and risk factors for sexual dysfunction in young women following a cancer diagnosis – a population-based study. Acta Oncol. 2022 Sep 29:1-8. doi: 10.1080/0284186X.2022.2112283. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36176069.