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Gender Medicine : The Groundbreaking New Science of Gender- and Sex-Related Diagnosis and Treatment

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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.

Number of Pages: 286
Genre: Health + Wellness
Sub-Genre: Health
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Overlook Pr
Author: M.D. Marek Glezerman
Language: English
Street Date: July 26, 2016
TCIN: 50629120
UPC: 9781468313185
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-3773
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