Mayo Clinic doctors work with the Women's Health Research Center to improve health care for women.

Mayo Clinic's Women's Health Research Center is a leader in providing the evidence to improve health care for women and in educating the next generation of investigators and health care professionals in topics of women's health.

Sex and gender in research

Your doctors and other health care providers use and recommend treatments based on rigorous scientific proof. However, a closer look at this "proof" indicates that oftentimes it doesn't account for the sex of the patient.