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Heavy menstrual bleeding, endometriosis, infertility, miscarriage and the menopause affect millions of women, but many still aren’t getting the care or support they need.

Despite conditions like these having a devastating impact on lives, women’s health remains a chronically underfunded and neglected area of healthcare.

That’s where we come in.

Changing the future of women’s health

Since 1964, we’ve invested more than £68 million in vital research across all areas of women’s reproductive and gynaecological health. We’re developing new breakthroughs to save and change the lives of women, girls and babies.

Many of the tests, treatments and cures we take for granted today started with research that we funded.

This includes:

  • the use of ultrasound scanning in pregnancy
  • the importance of pregnant women taking folic acid
  • helping to establish the link between HPV and cervical cancer which resulted in the first preventative school-wide vaccination programme
  • developing the first potential non-hormonal and non-surgical treatment for endometriosis
  • demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine for pregnant women and their babies.

Our ambition

By investing in research, we’re supporting the development of new innovations that are desperately needed.

We’re funding research in areas of unmet need and supporting the next generation of promising researchers.

Will your research be the next breakthrough for women’s health?


For researchers

Find out more about funding opportunities, how our funding works and the support available to you.

Sarah McClelland researcher

Our partnerships

We are proud to collaborate with a number of partner organisations, including Royal Colleges, the National Institute for Health and Care Research, the Scottish Government, industry and other charities.

Make a donation

Your donation will help us to:

  • invest in ground-breaking research to find the next breakthrough in women's health
  • give women and their families vital health information
  • campaign to change the future for women, girls and babies.

Please give generously. Thank you.