Gender Bias in Healthcare

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Gender Bias in Healthcare
Gender Bias in Healthcare

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Gender bias in medicine and medical research is still putting women’s health at risk

It’s no secret men and women are different. It’s why we have a whole genre of books and jokes about why “men are from Mars and women are from Venus”.

Mentally, physically and biologically, men and women are simply not built the same way. It sounds obvious, but we have only really begun to understand why.

These differences have not been reflected accurately in the field of medicine. Women’s health has too often been considered a niche area — even though it involves roughly 50% of the world’s population.

Under-researched and under-diagnosed

What we do know is that being female puts us at higher risk of some of the most challenging conditions.…

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 Gender bias in medicine and medical research is still putting women’s health at risk

The lack of recognition of sex differences in biology and medicine is a huge issue research has only recently begun to rectify.

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