About the Center

The mission of the Mayo Clinic Women's Health Research Center is to advance scientific discoveries to improve the health care of women through all life stages.

The Women's Health Research Center is creating a new era in women's health. The female body isn't simply a variation of the male form. Women have different chromosomes and hormones, making their responses to medications and diseases distinct from those of men. Yet current medical treatments are often based primarily on research about men.

This needs to change.

Mayo Clinic is transforming women's health care by advancing research and studies specifically focused on the female body through all life stages — and we are seeing exciting results.

Investigators in the Women's Health Research Center are studying why certain illnesses occur only in women, manifest differently in women compared with men or are more prevalent in women compared with men. Armed with this information, physicians can better diagnose, treat and prevent some of today's most debilitating diseases.

For 150 years, Mayo Clinic has spearheaded research that has changed the face of medicine, enabling physicians around the world to provide lifesaving care to millions of people. Now, we are advancing research focused on women's health so that medical care can be personalized for women and men.

Right now, there are more than 1,400 research studies related to women's health across Mayo Clinic campuses in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. We are dedicated to tackling the health issues that continually plague women to improve their health and quality of life.