Biden Order To Bolster Women’s Health Research

Axios reports:

President Biden on Monday will issue an executive order to bolster women’s health research, while federal agencies are announcing new steps to close long-standing gender gaps in clinical trials and care.

They’re among the first concrete steps the White House is taking on a new women’s health research initiative led by first lady Jill Biden, and they come shortly after the president in his State of the Union address called on Congress to provide $12 billion for the effort.

Historical underfunding of women’s health research and underrepresentation of women in clinical studies has led to knowledge gaps on how to manage and treat diseases that disproportionately affect women.

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