How Male - Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health and What We Can Do About it
Duration: 1 Hour
Class price: $ 55 USD
Get the right care for your body -- and avoid treatments that can endanger women -- with this important class from a physician who is a leading expert on sex and gender medicine - Dr. Alyson McGregor.
Just like in her Sex Matters book, in this class Dr. McGregor tackles one of the most urgent, yet unspoken issues facing women's health care today: all models of medical research and practice are based on male-centric data that ignore the unique biological and emotional differences between men and women -- an omission that can endanger women's lives. Like all relationships, the doctor-patient one goes both ways. Clear lines of communication are imperative. Knowing how to start and steer the conversation can have powerful and even life-saving results.
In this class Dr. Alyson McGregor will share the key areas where these differences are most potentially harmful, addressing:
- Cardiac and stroke diagnosis and treatment in women
- Prescription and dosing of pharmaceuticals;
- Subjective evaluation of women's symptoms;
- Pain and pain management;
- Hormones and female biochemistry (including prescribed hormones);
- How economic status, race, and gender identity are additional critical factors
Not only does Dr. McGregor explore these disparities, she shares clear, practical suggestions for what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones. This Sex Matters class is an empowering roadmap to become a more equal partner in your own health care.
Dr. McGregor’s book, Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women’s Health—and What We Can Do About It, is now available here.