Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Apple, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today launched the Apple Women’s Health Study, a large-scale longitudinal study led by a team of researchers at Harvard Chan School that aims to advance understanding of menstrual and gynecological health.
This first-of-its-kind study will shed light on women’s overall health needs across the lifespan and has the potential to become the largest and longest-running longitudinal study focused on women’s health.
“Treating the menstrual cycle as a vital sign, such as heart rate or blood pressure, could lead to the earlier detection of many health conditions, both gynecological and systemic, as well as a better understanding of women’s reproductive health and health needs overall,” said study researcher Dr. Shruthi Mahalingaiah, assistant professor of environmental reproductive and women’s health at Harvard Chan School. “We are uniquely poised to translate this data into discovery that will lead to better awareness and empowerment around women’s health issues on a global scale.”Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on November 22