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Gender Medicine by Glezerman, Marek
Gender Medicine: The Groundbreaking New Science of Gender- and Sex-Based Diagnosis and Treatment
by Glezerman, Marek
 

From heart disease to pain, women are being diagnosed and treated?wrongly?as if they're smaller men; this essential book is the paradigm-shifting call for change.

Over millions of years, male and female bodies developed crucial physiological differences to improve the chances for human survival. These differences have become culturally obsolete with the overturning of traditional gender roles. But they are nevertheless very real, and they go well beyond the obvious sexual and reproductive variances: men and women differ in terms of digestion, which affects the way medications are absorbed. Sensitivity to pain is dependent on gender. Even the symptoms of a heart attack manifest differently in a man than in a woman.

And yet the medical establishment largely treats male and female patients as though their needs are identical. In fact, medical research is still done predominately on men, and the results are then applied to the treatment of women. This is clearly problematic and calls for a paradigm change?such a paradigm change is the purpose of Gender Medicine.

 
Published October, 2017 by Overlook Press, The, Paperback, 288 Pages, ISBN: 9781468314977, ISBN-10: 1468314971, List Price $17.95.

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