Gender bias in the workplace has been recognized for decades, but only recently has the impact of gender bias on the health care of women been recognized. Although men and women are biologically distinct, medicine largely views them as the same. That’s because today’s medical curriculum is based on what happens in the body of a 154lb man and historically medical research happened in male cells, male mice and male people. This lack of appreciation for the importance of sex difference has led to a bias women may face seeking diagnosis and care and is critical to create products that accurately and completely address women’s health needs. This panel of experts will discuss gender bias in health care and why gender specific research, care and technology is needed to advance women’s health.
University of South Carolina and School of Medicine Greenville
Procter & Gamble