XX or XY: Medical Journals Must Report Sex Differences

December 10, 2014 5:29 PM

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It is no secret that men and women are fundamentally different, yet historically most research has assumed that men and women are the same. The average American still does not fully recognize that being biologically male or female impacts the way they develop diseases and the way medical treatments affect their bodies.

The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) welcomes the recent policy changes by the National Institutes of Health) to establish guidelines requiring the inclusion of both female and male cells and animals in pre-clinical studies that are looking at diseases that affect both women and men. Addit...

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