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Jacobs Institute of Women's Health of

The George Washington University

School of Public Health and Health Services

2021 K Street, NW, Suite 800

Washington, DC 20006

D. Richard Mauery, MS, MPH

Managing Staff Director



202.296.0025 (fax)



Women's Health & Policy Updates

The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health tracks recent women's health policy activity in Washington, DC and provides you with summaries of recent policy events. 

We also scan social science and health services literature to keep you abreast of recent articles related to women's health. 

Press Release: New AHRQ Study Estimates That Some Pregnant Women are Prescribed Drugs Which May Be Considered Unsafe During Pregnancy.

New Study: Research! America's latest survey Women's Attitudes on Health Research had some of the following results:

What disease do you believe is the most common cause of death in women?
Heart Disease                47%
Cancer                          42%
Other                               7%
Don't Know                     4%

Overall, how well do you feel you are coping, or did cope, with menopause?
Very Well                     62%
Somewhat Well            27%
Not Well                      10%
Don't Know                   1%

Do you think a woman's quality of life improves or dimishes after menopause?
Strongly Improves            23%
Somewhat Improves        32%
Somewhat Diminishes      14%
Strongly Diminishes           4%
Makes No Difference      12%
Don't Know                     15%

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