Diverse Women in Clinical Trials: Together We Can Make a Difference
Clinical trials help to show whether medical products are safe and effective. In recent decades, our country has made great strides in including women in clinical trials. But we can’t stop there. We need to continue to encourage women of all ages, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientation—as well as women with disabilities and chronic health conditions— to consider participating in a clinical trial.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Women’s Health is doing just that with their Diverse Women in Clinical Trials Initiative. This national initiative is bringing together a community of everyday women, health professionals, caregivers, researchers, and advocates who are raising their voices to encourage women to participate in clinical trials. The initiative provides tips and resources to help women talk with their healthcare providers about clinical trials. The initiative also shares best practices and resources with researchers to help improve clinical trials.
Find updates on the Diverse Women in Clinical Trials initiative and get free outreach resources on the FDA Office of Women’s Health website.