Our Mission

GYNECA currently stands as the nation’s only undergraduate journal dedicated to women’s and gynecological health. GYNECA is a semesterly intercollegiate journal publishing undergraduate peer-reviewed research in all fields of gynecology and gender minority healthcare on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. GYNECA also provides rapid, authoritative, and insightful news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.

Promote gender-based biology

Address social determinants of health

Provide a voice for undergraduate & graduate students

Women's Health Goes Beyond

“Medicine has inherited a troubling legacy of gaps and omissions that it is trying to redress. But gender bias in medicine is not only scientific or biomedical. It is cultural, it is social, it is political.”
—Elinor Cleghorn, Author of Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World

Why is Women and gender minorities’ Health so under-researched?

Because of the persistent idea that female hormonal cycles would complicate experiments. The solution? Using only one sex in clinical trials, which would reduce "variation" in results. The thalidomide disaster in the 1960s led to the sentiment that women of reproductive age should be protected from damaging pharmaceuticals. In 1977, the FDA issued guidelines that excluded essentially all women from trials.