Tag: Clinical Trials

Women’s Health Initiative

Women’s Health Initiative

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1990 established the U.S. Office of Research on Women’s Health. In 1991, this office launched its first national study on women’s health called the Women’s Health Initiative. The Women’s Health Initiative was initiated because there had been insufficient medical research relating to women’s health. Such research is critical [...]

September 29, 2011 More
Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are a form of medical research involving human participants. What follows is a brief overview about what clinical trials are and why they are done, important considerations for individuals considering participation in clinical trials, and a history of women and clinical trials. The primary purpose of clinical trials is to determine whether promising [...]

August 6, 2011 More