Where are the women?

Within the world of medical research there is a noticeable lack of certain types of patients: the elderly, children and women, etc. In this article from Slate, the focus is on the lack of women as subjects in clinical trials and the problems this creates.

excerpt below is by Melinda Wenner Moyer in Slate

…”You really can’t get to personalized medicine until you at least split the population in half.” Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened yet. Last month, Woodruff co-authored one of three related editorials inNature illuminating the now decades-long sex bias in biomedicine, which leads doctors to preferentially study diseases and test drugs in males. It’s a practice that not only puts women at risk, Woodruff argues, but also limits the scope of our scientific knowledge…

for much more via Women aren’t properly represented in scientific studies

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