Yentl syndrome | definition of Yentl syndrome by Medical dictionary
The need for a woman to prove she is equal to a man before she will receive equal treatment. The term morphed in medicine and refers to the need to prove that a female population has the same or similar risk factors as a male population before women will receive equal medical treatment for a particular condition
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Yentl 'syndrome' Epidemiology A phenomenon in which once a ♀ shows herself to be equal to a ♂–in terms of risk factors, she receives equal medical treatment. See Women and disease, Women's Health Initiative.
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