Dr. Paula A.Johnson's TEDWomen 2013 talk. She is the Executive Director of the Mary Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology and Chief of the Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA.
12:58 So, people often ask me: What can I do? And here's what I suggest: First, I suggest that you think about women's health in the same way that you think and care about other causes that are important to you. And second, and equally as important, that as a woman, you have to ask your doctor and the doctors who are caring for those who you love: Is this disease or treatment different in women? Now, this is a profound question because the answer is likely yes, but your doctor may not know the answer, at least not yet. But if you ask the question, your doctor will very likely go looking for the answer. And this is so important.... [Excerpted from the transcript]
Sex & Gender Differences Health Research Resources Handout
Sex & Gender Differences Health Research Resources
Start here to review the following selected resources to learn more about sex and gender differences research and why it matters. Researchers will want to consider sex and gender differences as they learn, teach, practice and conduct research.
September 18, 2013 presentation and panel discussion. (60 minute video) Moderator: Abby Adamczyk - Research Librarian Panelists: Elizabeth Cashdan, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology Mary Beth Scholand, M.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Sara E. Simonsen, Ph.D., Visiting Instructor, Public Health