Sex matters


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A clarion call about the dangers of medicine for women, as well as a manual for how women can get the right care for their bodies. 'Sex Matters' tackles one of the most urgent, yet unspoken issues facing women's health care today: all models of medical research and practice are based on male-centric models that ignore the unique biological and emotional differences between men and women - an omission that endangers women's lives.



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I have worked with Dr Alyson McGregor as a national leader in the area of sex and gender in medicine and healthcare--I commend her on this book. C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, Director, Barbara Streisand Women's Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Alyson McGregor is a persuasive and intelligent advocate for the unique health care needs of women. The two sexes are significantly different in all the tissues of the body--even to the way the same genes are expressed. An expert in emergency medical care, her deep and informed knowledge of the way disease presents itself in women ensures their prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment. She is a powerful force in gender-specific health care. Marianne J. Legato, MD, PhD (hon. c.), FACP, Emerita Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University Sex Matters is highly learned, readable, and inspiring. A call to action-we learn exactly how women are understudied and misdiagnosed. We must all insist that medical schools and funding agencies do better. We must all support research in sex and gender medicine so that ultimately your doctor can do right by you! Londa Schiebinger, professor of History of Science, Stanford University, and Director of Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment Well-researched, riveting, and insightful, Sex Matters is a triumph for women's health. Dr. McGregor exposes the gender, racial, and economic biases in medicine and puts the spotlight back where it belongs--on the needs of individual patients. Wendy S. Klein, MD, MACP, Medical Director, Health Brigade and co-founder, VCU Institute for Women's Health