The Influence of Sex and Gender on Health

From fetal development to puberty and on through adulthood and aging, gender plays an important role in health and illness. Scientific research is helping us deliver better care to women by examining the hormonal and genetic factors that contribute to sex-specific vulnerabilities, and shedding light on the unique experiences of the childbearing years, perimenopause, and menopause. Producing new knowledge about the mechanisms of gender-based differences, translating this knowledge into healthcare, and disseminating it broadly, coupled with efforts to develop committed leaders and promote good policymaking, are vital pathways to providing the comprehensive and integrated care that can transform women’s health.

Speakers: Paula Johnson
Festival: Spotlight Health 2015

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