Who We Are
The Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health is based at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and publishes the peer-reviewed journal Women's Health Issues. Our mission is to identify and study aspects of healthcare and public health, including legal and policy issues, that affect women’s health at different life stages; to foster awareness of and facilitate dialogue around issues that affect women’s health; and to promote interdisciplinary research, coordination, and information dissemination.
Authors compared adverse events for abortions performed by OBGYNs to those performed by other types of physicians and did not find them to be different.
In the latest Editor's Choice, authors examined whether those who gave birth for the first time at age 35 or older had a greater risk of cardiovascular disease after age 42.
In a new Editor's Note, members of the editorial board and staff of Women’s Health Issues describe how the journal approaches racism and other forms of discrimination and steps its staff and board are taking to advance equity.