President Signs Executive Order on Women’s Healthcare Research

The first lady says the support for research will allow women to get the healthcare they need.

 President Joe Biden signed an executive order this week that directs his administration to increase the focus on women’s health in government research. 

The White House press secretary stated, “These directives will ensure women’s health is integrated and prioritized across the federal research portfolio and budget and will galvanize new research on a wide range of topics, including women’s midlife health.”

The administration maintains that women remain underrepresented in clinical trials as a whole, and much of the focus of past medical research was centered on male bodies and functionality. As a result, the National Institutes of Health reports that there are large gaps in research around menopause, pregnancy, and the ways that female bodies process medicine and mental and physical illnesses.

“Medications, treatments, and medical school textbooks are based on men and their bodies but that ends today,” First Lady Jill Biden told those in attendance as President Biden signed the executive order.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and administration officials as they promote women’s healthcare research.
  • For the first lady and NIH director as they advocate for women’s health.

Sources: Reuters, NY Times


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