Every Woman is a Superhero

It’s no secret that women are superheroes. From birthing babies to breastfeeding, the anatomy of a woman is amazing.

Being a woman also comes with some not-so-amazing things. Did someone say period? Conditions like endometriosis, uterine fibroids and a laundry list of other diagnoses can also be problematic for females. Many of these conditions aren’t yet completely understood and advances in medicine are needed to find new treatment options. The role of clinical research is vital in advancing medicine and finding answers to the unknowns of these conditions.

Participating in clinical research does come with certain benefits. Read on to find out more!

Benefits

The benefits that come along with participating in research can be very rewarding. Most studies provide reimbursement for time and travel, which is the most talked-about benefit of participation.  But there are also benefits that last longer than any monetary value received.

  1. New Treatments Not Available to the Public– As a participant, you have access to treatments that may be more effective and have fewer side effects than current options.
  2. Advancing Female-Specific Conditions– Your contribution helps ensure better treatment options for future generations of women.
  3. Regular Access to Doctors and Medical Care– You will receive regular access to a doctor and medical care throughout the study at no cost; oftentimes more in-depth care than you’d receive at your primary care doctor. This means a lot more to those without healthcare due to costs, etc.
  4. Representing the Female Population– The things that make women different like hormones, body mass, fat distribution, and metabolism are things that make women process medications differently. By participating, you are helping doctors determine things like correct dosage amounts and whether the medication is safe and effective.
  5. Education– Participating in clinical research will help you gather a deeper understanding of your condition. For example, you may learn more about the causes of a condition and ways to better manage it.

Women of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged and empowered to seek out and participate in clinical research. By making the decision to participate in clinical research, you directly impact the quality of health information and health care available to women.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in clinical research, Women’s Health Care Research is seeking participants for a variety of conditions. Qualified candidates who participate may receive study-related care at no cost and compensation for time and travel. To learn more about these studies and to explore our other research opportunities, click HERE.

References:

https://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/clinical_trials/benefits_risks

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK236535/