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Marek Glezerman's Gender Medicine is a groundbreaking call for reform, challenging the dangerous assumption that male and female patients can be effectively treated in the same way.

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Over millions of years, male and female bodies developed crucial physiological differences to improve the chances for human survival. These differences have become culturally obsolete with the overturning of traditional gender roles. But they are nevertheless very real, and they go well beyond the obvious sexual and reproductive variances: men and women differ in terms of digestion, which affects the way medications are absorbed. Sensitivity to pain is dependent on gender. Even the symptoms of a heart attack manifest differently in a man than in a woman.

And yet the medical establishment largely treats male and female patients as though their needs are identical. In fact, medical research is still done predominately on men, and the results are then applied to the treatment of women. This is clearly problematic and calls for a paradigm change—such a paradigm change is the purpose of Gender Medicine.

"This fascinating work will teach readers a great deal about sex, gender, and the human body. A must-read for health-care practitioners and anyone interested in medicine." ---Library Journal Starred Review

“Impressively informed, exceptionally written, organized, and presented . . . unreservedly recommended and a critically important addition to community and academic library Health/Medicine collections.” ---Midwest Book Review

“A pioneering, innovative book beautifully written by one of the foremost researchers on gender medicine. Undoubtedly this excellent book will be a torch of change towards gender medicine to which medical care should aspire.” ---Prof. Nili Cohen, President of Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Library Journal Review

Gender Medicine

The Groundbreaking New Science of Gender- and Sex-Related Diagnosis and Treatment

Author Marek Glezerman, MD

Narrated by Christopher Solimene

Publication date Mar 14, 2017

Running time 8 hrs 24 min

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