Difference Matters: Women are 50% more likely than men to have adverse reactions to prescription drugs, yet most drugs do not have different dosages based on a patient's gender. Difference Matters: Men are more likely than women to die after an osteoporotic hip fracture. Difference Matters: Aspirin is more effective at preventing heart attacks in men and preventing strokes in women. Difference Matters: 75% of people living with autoimmune disorders like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are women.

Scientific Investigation

The Institute's grant program provides seed money to fund novel research unique to women's health that highlights critical issues for women or focuses on the vital differences in etiology, symptomatology and treatment of medical conditions.

Sex & Gender Specific Health

The Institute is committed to educating healthcare practitioners about the role of sex and gender in medicine. Visit our YouTube page to view our latest short videos on sex and gender differences in certain diseases.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 6


Sisters First Luncheon featuring Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush


November 8 & 9, Wed & Thurs

San Angelo

Eat with the Expert


November 9, Thursday

Corpus Cristi

Day of the Woman


November 10 - 19

San Angelo

Complete Works of Williams Shakespeare Abridged


November 14, Tuesday


Lunch & Learn - physical health


January 27, Saturday

San Angelo

Girl Power


March 1, Thursday

San Angelo

The Texas Hunger Summit


March 16, Friday

San Angelo

Eat with the Expert


April 4, Wednesday

San Angelo

The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health Presents


April 11, Wednesday

San Angelo

Power of the Purse - luncheon and fine purse auction


May 3 & 4, Thursday & Friday

San Angelo

Eat with the Expert