Journal of Women's Health

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Journal of Women's Health

Editor-in-Chief: Susan G. Kornstein, MD

ISSN: 1540-9996 • Online ISSN: 1931-843X • Published Monthly

Current Volume: 27

Latest Impact Factor* is 2.322

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

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Featured Press Releases and Editorial Content

  • Do Women Receive Appropriate Counseling When They Freeze Their Eggs?...Read More
  • New Study Compares Sexual Practices Among Older and Younger HIV-Infected Women...Read More
  • New Stanford University Study Reports Sex Differences in Lupus-Related Premature Death...Read More
  • Are Women and Minorities Adequately Represented in New Drug Testing?...Read More
  • New Study from Harvard Examines Gender Differences in Obtaining First NIH Research Award...Read More
  • Applying Research Advances to Improve Cardiovascular Health in Women...Read More
  • Do Occupational Factors Affect Reproductive Health and Chronic Disease Risk for Nurses?...Read More
  • Can Sexual Risk and Protective Behaviors Among Women Help Explain HIV Infection Disparities by Race/Ethnicity?...Read More
  • Longer Duration of Reproductive Years Linked to 30% Lower Risk of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events in Women...Read More
  • Breast Cancer Risk Reduced in Women with Diabetes Who Take Low-Dose Aspirin...Read More
  • American Muslim Women Report Depression Linked to Internalized Stigma, Physical and Sexual Abuse...Read More
  • New Study Examines Sexual Violence Against College Women with Disabilities...Read More
  • Moderate-Severe Hot Flashes Significantly Increase Depression Risk...Read More
  • Risk of Postpartum Hospital Admissions Doubles for Women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities...Read More
  • New Study Examines Gender Differences in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Personnel...Read More
  • Can Breastfeeding Reduce a Woman's Risk of Metabolic Syndrome?...Read More
  • Surprising Health Changes Among Postmenopausal Women Who Marry or Divorce...Read More
  • Is the Mental Healthcare System Meeting the Needs of Sexual and Gender Minorities?...Read More
  • What is the Most Effective Treatment for Endometrial Intraepithelial Neoplasia?...Read More
  • Does Hormonal Contraception Alleviate Premenstrual Symptoms?...Read More
  • What Factors Affect a Woman's Sexual Activity During Perimenopause?...Read More
  • Reducing Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) Lowers Levels of This Environmental Estrogen in Women...Read More
  • Depression in Caregivers of Dementia Patients, Worse for Daughters or Daughters-in-Law?...Read More
  • Do Women Still Visit an Ob/Gyn in Their Post-Reproductive Years?...Read More
  • Are Women in High-Risk Ethnic and Racial Groups Aware of Increased Heart Disease Risk?...Read More
  • New Study Links Risk Factors to Variations in Postpartum Depression...Read More
  • What Factors Make Muslim Women More Likely to Delay or Forgo Healthcare?
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  • Does Inflammation Contribute to Premenstrual Symptoms?
       - Read the Article by Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson
       - Read the Article by Ellen B. Gold
  • African American Women with Ovarian Cancer—Can Obesity Mask Early Symptoms?...Read More
  • Surprising Result in New Study of Marital Status, Gender, and Frailty...Read More
  • Women of Color – What We Know and Don’t Know About Their Unique Health Challenges...Read More
  • Update on Menopausal Symptoms and Treatment Options Published in Journal of Women's Health...Read More
  • Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women -- One Physician's Approach to Juggling the Many Guidelines...Read More
  • Obesity Not a Factor in Racial/Ethnic Variation in Cancer Screening Compliance...Read More
  • How Do Young Women View the Relationship in Fifty Shades of Grey?...Read More
  • Long-Term Opioid Therapy Relieves Chronic Pain in Only 20% of Women...Read More
  • Sex-Specific Biomarkers Are Needed to Learn Why Heart Attacks Kill More Women Than Men...Read More
  • Diagnostic Imaging Can Rule Out Coronary Artery Disease in Half of Low-Risk Patients with Atypical Chest Pain...Read More
  • Diagnostic Imaging Can Rule Out Coronary Artery Disease in Half of Low-Risk Patients with Atypical Chest Pain...Read More
  • Can Patient Navigators Reduce No-Shows for Cancer Screening Follow-up?...Read More
  • Can Pregnancy Complications Predict Future Cardiovascular Disease Risk?...Read More


Journal of Women's Health is the primary source of information for meeting the challenges of providing optimal health care for women throughout their lifespan. The Journal delivers cutting-edge advancements in diagnostic procedures, therapeutic protocols for the management of diseases, and innovative research in gender-based biology that impacts patient care and treatment.

Journal of Women’s Health coverage includes:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Urogynecology
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition
  • Sex-Based Biology
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medical Education
  • Public Policy

Journal of Women’s Health is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Susan G. Kornstein, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine; Deputy Editor Robert W. Downs, Jr., MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine; and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners, women's health specialists, gynecologists, obstetricians, oncologists, and cardiologists, among others

Society Affiliation

The Official Journal of the Academy of Women's Health

The Official Journal of The Society for Women's Health Research

Indexed/Abstracted in:

MEDLINE; PubMed; PubMed Central; Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine; Current Contents®/Social & Behavioral Sciences; Science Citation Index Expanded; Science Citation Index®; Social Sciences Citation Index®; Social SciSearch®; Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition; Prous Science Integrity®; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; Scopus; CINAHL® database; PsycINFO; CAB Abstracts; Global Health; British Nursing Index

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

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