Addressing Gender Bias in Medicine for National Women’s Health Week
Women's Health Week is an opportunity to address the troubling fact that many women, particularly women of color, often report feeling dismissed or undermined by medical professionals regarding a variety of physical or mental issues.
Reaction to “Equal ≠ The Same: Sex Differences in the Human Brain”
A recent Cerebrum article by Larry Cahill about sex differences in the human brain has prompted a group of women academicians to respond and for the author to reply to their response. We encourage you to evaluate both points of view, as well as the original article, and form your own opinion.
Equal ≠ The Same: Sex Differences in the Human Brain
While advances in brain imaging confirm that men and women think in their own way and that their brains are different, the biomedical community mainly uses male animals as testing subjects with the assumption that sex differences in the brain hardly matter. This month’s Cerebrum highlights some of the thinking and research that invalidates that assumption.
The End of Sex as We Know It
Sex differences always harbor the potential to create misunderstanding, even conﬂict. Although we have far to go to understand the detailed neurobiology associated with our own human behaviors, we already have more than enough new information and insight to begin reevaluating our stereotypes of the sexes, sex differences, and the ever-elusive notion of equality of the sexes.