Mckinley and Axne Introduce Legislation to Boost Menopause-related Research

Press Release

Date: Sept. 6, 2022
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01) and Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced the "Menopause Research Act" to jumpstart research into finding new treatments for symptoms caused by menopause. The bill would refocus the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to invest in menopause research and mid-life women's health research. Additionally, the bill would provide the NIH funding certainty so new, long-term research can be conducted.

"Millions of women in America experience symptoms from menopause every day, yet there is little being done to find new treatments to improve their quality of life," said Rep. McKinley. "It's time we take menopause seriously and invest in research to find safe and effective treatments for the debilitating symptoms caused by menopause."

"Every day, millions of working-aged women deal with menopause-related symptoms that take a toll on their families, disrupt their lives, careers, mental health and so much more. Yet, there's not enough information regarding symptom management and treatment to help prevent these disruptions and ensure women can make good, informed decisions for themselves," Rep. Axne said. "That's why I am happy to co-lead this bill that will invest in and advance our understanding of menopause and mid-life women's health."