House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that some Republican members of Congress just aren't very sensitive when it comes to women's issues.

He confirmed that he has personally tried to help his party get better at talking to women.

"I try to get them to be a little more sensitive," he said. "You know, you look around the Congress and there are a lot more females in the Democratic caucus then in the Republican caucus, and some of our members just aren't as sensitive as they ought to be."

Asked whether his party is making progress on that front, Boehner said: "I do."