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Dr Alyson McGregor | Sex Matters in Healthcare: What Women Need to Know and Do About It

July 13, 2020

Dr Alyson McGregor | Sex Matters in Healthcare: What Women Need to Know and Do About It

Hear from expert and author Dr. Alyson McGregor. Alyson is a physician, researcher and writer. She is also the director for the Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine at Brown University. Her TEDx talk, “Why Medicine Often Has Dangerous Side Effects for Women” currently has over 1.6 million views and she has recently released a new book titled Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health and What We Can Do About It.

Did you know:

  • A woman’s symptoms for a heart attack aren’t the same as a man?
  • Some medicine has only been tested on men but women are recommended the same dosage, which has led to serious problems and even fatalities.
  • Data is finally compelling researchers and even the FDA to provide gender-based recommendations.
  • There is still much to be done to achieve equality for women in healthcare.

“Women should feel empowered to take control of their medical care. Welcoming the complexity of the impact of hormones on our health will lead to a greater scientific understanding of women and their reactions to disease. My greatest hope is that women will receive personalized, safe and effective healthcare.” Dr. Alyson McGregor

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