The Danger of Gender Bias in Medicine

I traveled to South America several years ago with a friend of mine. When we arrived for our stay, he recommended that I take melatonin to help reset my body clock, since the time zone was several hours different from our own. I had never tried melatonin before, but I …

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Why Medicine Often Has Dangerous Side Effects for Women – Dr. Alyson McGregor on the TED Stage

Drug trials and medical research have long focused on the male body. It is less expensive and easier to avoid the complicating factors of women’s hormones when developing new drugs. The assumption was that if a therapy worked for a man, it would work for a women. Increasingly the medical community …

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