National Studies show that women's healthcare needs differ significantly from those of men. Even the type of healthcare services used show differences between women and men. It is important for women to know how specific health conditions affect them and what preventative measures can be taken to improve their health and well being.
Major research studies are now focusing on women's health issues. The largest and most comprehensive is the Nurse's Health Study at the Harvard School of Public Health. The National Institutes of Health is studying trends in women's health as well as the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention with their Wise Woman Projects.