Gender Medicine focuses on the impact of the gender on human physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical features of diseases.
The concept of Gender refers to a complex interrelation and integration of sex – as a biological and functional marker of the human body – and psychological and cultural behaviour (due to ethnical, social, and religious background).
The attention to the impact of the gender differences on the pathophysiology and, therefore, on the management of the most common social diseases – such as cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, joints and rheumatic diseases, some tumors, to list a few – is both needed and lacking. In response to this challenge the Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Foundation is assisting in the establishment of the European Society of Gender Health and Medicine.
This website is intended as a tool for the general practitioner and specialist interested in gender health and medicine. The site is also directed to those professionals working in the fields of communication, media, health policy, and health economics, and it is based on the premise that individuals have both an interest in and a responsibility for their own health care.
Among its aims, the website wants to open a debate to create a stimulating discussion and exchange of opinions on the many emerging hot topics in gender medicine.
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