Gender Medicine

“Inclusion of women in studies and guidelines must be increased”

Women and men are different – nobody would argue with this statement. However, in medicine, gender plays a subordinate role. Neither research, prevention nor therapy adequately reflect this difference. “This is no longer acceptable,” says Prof. Dr. Vera Regitz-Zagrosek. At the 127th Congress of the German Society for Internal Medicine, the internist and cardiologist emphatically demanded that women should become more included in studies and that guidelines should consider gender aspects.

Report: Sonja Buske

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