Women Are Dying Because Doctors Treat Us Like Men

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  • May 09, 2017

“Women are Dying Because Doctors Treat us like Men”

AMWA member and Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative Executive Director, Janice Werbinski, MD, was quoted recently on the impact of sex and gender in the management of disease. The lack of appreciation for sex differences in both education and research is largely to blame for the bias women may face when seeking diagnoses and for the lower-quality care female patients are likely to receive.

“Women are not just men with boobs and tubes,” says Dr. Werbinski, who is a gynecologist. “We can actually harm women by not researching them correctly and knowing the differences.” Read the full article in Marie Claire magazine from April 2017.

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