Sex Cells: The Fight to Overcome Bias and Discrimination in Women's Healthcare (Hardcover)

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Sex Cells is the tale of getting the scientific and medical world to recognize that women are unique.

This book gives readers access to the wide world of sex-specific medical issues as they play out in the research labs and doctor's offices, and how women pay the price, with a close look at the impact that has on minority populations.

It has been challenging to get individual researchers and practitioners to accept this, as well as research and medical institutions, and manufacturers of medications and devices. The journey towards equal treatment and the understanding of sex and gender differences in prevention, diagnosis and treatment is still unfolding. This book is the story of that journey--why it was, and still is, so important to do research specific to women/females.

The story is told by Phyllis Greenberger--the woman who is recognized as the driving force for change over the past 25 years--and her allies in government, NGOs, academia, medical research, the US government, and public health advocacy. The array of experts who have contributed to the book offer an insiders' up-close view of the battle to have female cells, lab animals and humans brought into medical research, so that women can receive treatment that is appropriate and effective for a wide range of conditions.

Told with humor, ferocity and passion, Sex Cells appeals to anyone interested in health, women's rights, and public health policy.

About the Author

Phyllis E. Greenberger, MSW, is Senior Vice President of Science & Health Policy for HealthyWomen. She is the former President and CEO of the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR), a national nonprofit organization widely recognized as the thought leader in women's health research, for 26 years. In 2016 Phyllis was given the Trailblazer award by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women's Health. Women's Day magazine awarded Greenberger the 2006 "Red Dress Award" in recognition of her work in leading the way in the fight against heart disease in women, and in 2010 named her one of 50 "Women Who Are Changing the World." She also received the "Award for Research Excellence" by the National Association for Women's Health, "Journal of Women's Health & Gender-Based Medicine's Achievement Award," "Champion of Women's Health" by Ladies' Home Journal, the "Washington Woman of Genius" by Trinity College in Washington, DC, and received an award for public advocacy from the Clinical Research Forum. She was named the 2013 'Woman of the Year' by the National Association of Professional Women.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798887700205
Publisher: Mayo Clinic Press
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English