Gender health gap: Australian medical research ignoring drugs’ side effects in women

Women are being ignored in medical trials and reports, according to a report which calls for more Australian health and medical research to include gender-specific data.

Failing to account for the different effects a drug may have on men and women compromises quality of care for women, according to the report published in the Medical Journal of Australia on 25 November.

“Historically and consistently across a broad range of health domains, data have been collected from men and generalised to women,” the authors of Sex and Gender in Health Research: Updating Policy to Reflect Evidence wrote.

Read the full article in The Guardian 

Read the Report - The Sex and Gender Sensitive Research Call to Action Group, Med J Aust || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50426, Published online: 25 November 2019 Publishers Site

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