gender-specific medicine


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gender-specific medicine

Internal medicine A recently developed 'twiglet' of internal medicine that formally studies the relationship between gender and disease. See Women's health.

gen·der-spe·cif·ic med·i·cine

(jen'dĕr-spĕ-sif'ik med'i-sin)
That branch of therapy that limits itself to care of one gender or the other, usually in the care of gender-related illness or genetics.

gender-specific medicine

Health care that pertains only to men or to women but not to individuals of both genders, e.g., those affected with diseases and conditions produced by sex hormones.
See also: medicine
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Legato and her section editors had the challenge of culling, from all the scientific studies that look at both men and women, contributions by the 223 authors represented in Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine. Until the 1990s, "fully two thirds of the diseases that affected both sexes had been studied exclusively in men" (p.xv).
The "science of the differences in the normal physiology of men and women and of the way in which they experience disease" is known as "gender-specific medicine" (Legato, 2003, p.
Timeline of Selected Events Fostering Gender-Specific Medicine Research
There are a number of terms used in the literature and by various organizations for the subject gender-specific medicine, such as sex-based medicine, gender-specific care, gender-based medical research, and gender medicine.
The partnership's mission is to spearhead research on gender-specific medicine and to develop comprehensive and unique educational programs that communicate the new knowledge to health care professionals and the public.