Women deserve better healthcare. This starts with better research into the unique health issues they face.

The Institute for Women’s Health Research (IWHR), a team of scientists and doctors, conducts innovative research to help prevent, diagnose and treat major diseases that impact women. These groundbreaking discoveries not only keep women active and healthy, but also give them the tools to make the best health decisions for themselves and their families.

Institute for Women’s Health Research is being done now to improve the quality of care women get today and impact future care. Our doctors and researchers have access to the most advanced technology and innovative methods to provide safe and effective treatments for women with complex health problems. We are able to provide high-quality care for mid-Missouri and other mid-Missourians thanks to donations from supporters like you.

Placental development and fertility. The interaction between the embryo and the uterus creates a placenta. Our scientists conduct cutting-edge research to increase fertility rates, decrease pregnancy losses and prevent preeclampsia. They also understand how a healthy placenta is formed.

The window to your future health is through pregnancy. The lifelong Institute for Women’s Health’s future health is heavily influenced by the institute for women’s health of a woman’s pregnancies. We are currently researching obstetric complications such as pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and gestational hypertension that can increase the risk of both the mother and baby getting sick. Our research focuses on the prevention and treatment of common pregnancy complications. This will improve the health of both women and their babies by understanding how these conditions affect lifelong health.

Reproductive cancers. Our researchers are currently studying reproductive cancers, such as cervical, endometrial, and ovarian. This will help us deliver precision medicine and prevent these diseases from ever happening.

Reproductive tract and pelvic floor disorders. Our research focuses on common pelvic floor disorders, such as voiding dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary incontinence. The goal is to advance treatments that improve the lives of those who are affected. Our research also focuses on disorders of the reproductive tract, with the aim of reducing pain, emotional distress, and financial burden associated with conditions like endometriosis.