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Gender Medicine

Gender Medicine
The Groundbreaking New Science Of Gender And Sex Related Diagnosis And Treatment
Marek Glezerman
Price: £
10.99
  • Paperback
Published: 
21 Sep 2017
ISBN: 
9780715652244
Pages: 
288
Genre: 
  • Popular Science
Available from:

The call for reform, challenging dangerous assumptions that male and female patients can be treated in the same way

Despite the fact that cultural differences between genders are becoming obsolete, the differences between male and female bodies are nevertheless very real, and go well beyond the obvious sexual and reproductive variances: men and women absorb medication, feel pain, and even display early symptoms of heart attacks differently.

And yet the medical establishment treats male and female patients as though their needs were identical. In fact, medical research is still done predominately on men, and the results applied to the treatment of women. This is clearly problematic, and Gender Medicine calls for the reform of attitudes and practices, for all of us: GP and surgeon, researcher and patient.

Read an extract here

Reviews

'Absolutely fascinating' Spectator

'Fascinating and innovative... I read this book almost like I would read a thriller' Amos Oz

'An informative book on an area that deserves greater study' Sunday Times

'A pioneering, innovative book beautifully written by one of the foremost researchers on gender medicine. Undoubtedly this excellent book will be a torch of change' Prof. Nili Cohen

‘Cutting-edge... a comprehensive and pleasurable read; it will enlighten both medical and non-medical audiences’ Dr Alyson J McGregor, Director of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine, Brown University

'Gender Medicine is cutting edge... a comprehensive and pleasurable read; it will enlighten both medical and non-medical audiences and is highly applicable to the effective clinical practice of medicine in the twenty-first century' Dr. Alyson J McGregor, Director of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine, Brown University

'A must-read for practicing physicians and their patients. Doctor Glezerman is one of the leaders in the field, and he will certainly capture the public imagination with this beautifully written book' Dr. Marianne J. Legato, Emerita Professor at Columbia University, Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University

'A must-have... Glezerman's comprehensive, multifaceted, and engaging approach to gender differences makes the case for the obvious, yet still neglected truth, that as much as a child is not a small adult, a woman is not just a version of a man' Dr. Rivka Carmi, President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

'A pioneering, innovative book beautifully written by one of the foremost researchers on gender medicine. Undoubtedly this excellent book will be a torch of change towards gender medicine to which medical care should aspire' Prof. Nili Cohen, President of Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

'Engaging and insightful... combines historical perspectives, current data, personal experience and provocative ethical considerations that will inform and challenge our current concepts of medicine. An informative read for the general audience, health care providers and students' Dr. Virginia M. Miller, Director of Women s Health Research Center

'A breakthrough in understanding the way we should practice modern medicine. A must-have for any health professional and an eye-opener for every inquisitive reader' Dr. Eyran Halpern, Chairman, the Israel Association of Hospital Directors

'A comprehensive and absolutely unique book with a holistic view on human life from the angle of gender- and sex-specific medicine' Professor Giovanella Baggio, President, The Italian Society of Gender Medicine Professor of Gender Medicine and Chief, Internal Medicine Unit, University of Padova

'Gender Medicine comes at the right time. I enjoyed reading the book and the sheer wealth of the information it contains' Professor E. Shalev, Dean, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Chairman, Israel Ministry of Health - National Council of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neonatology and Genetics

'Explains in an entertaining way the differences between male and female and its impact on the development, diagnostic and therapy of disease' Professor D. Wallwiener, President, The German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chairman, Dept. of Women s Health, University Tuebingen

'Easy to understand and is highly recommended for those who are interested in this important emerging scientific area' Dr. Hiroaki Shimokawa, President, Japanese Association for Gender-Specific Medicine, Professor and Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine

'Gender Medicine will lead to more involvement and dissemination among the general population and by stakeholders and decision makers' Dr. Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, founder and Chair for the Centre for Gender Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and co-founder and former President of the International Society of Gender Medicine

'A joy to read... Gender works on so many layers of physiology, psychology, and sociology where Dr. Glezerman clearly brings together this epic journey throughout women's and men's lifetime experiences... should be a required read' Dr. Richard Sherry, Clinical Health Psychologist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Neuropsychologist

'A riveting book… only once the principles of gender medicine  are established in all doctor’s clinics will patients receive [the] treatment they all deserve' Business Today (New Delhi)

'In the past few decades there is a lot of research going on in gender medicine… But there is still more to be done' DNA (Mumbai)

'Meant for every curious reader' Sunday Guardian (India) 

'Absolutely fascinating… making you think on a deeper level… a more philosophical way. Sperm, you think. Eggs, you think. Pregnancy. Evolution. The whole caboodle.' Spectator

'The differences between the sexes go beyond the obvious sexual and reproductive variances.' Daily News and Analysis India

‘[Glezerman’s] observations need to be taken on board by all health care providers’ Nexus

‘Gender disparities in medicine are rife... medic Marek Glezerman advocates gender-specific therapy’ Nature

 

Marek Glezerman

About Marek Glezerman

Professor Marek Glezerman is the President of the International Society of Gender Medicine and Director of the Research Centre of Gender Medicine at Rabin Medical Centre in Israel. He is Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University and one of the most senior Obstetricians/Gynaecologists in Israel.

Gender Medicine

Gender Medicine
The Groundbreaking New Science of Gender and Sex-Related Diagnosis and Treatment
Marek Glezerman
Price: £
20.00
  • Hardback
Published: 
22 Sep 2016
ISBN: 
9780715651148
Pages: 
320
Genre: 
  • Non-Fiction
Available from:

You don't know the half of it...

Over millions of years, male and female bodies developed crucial physiological differences to improve the chances for human survival. These differences have become culturally obsolete with the overturning of traditional gender roles. But they are nevertheless very real, and they go well beyond the obvious sexual and reproductive variances: men and women differ in terms of digestion, which affects the way medications are absorbed. Sensitivity to pain is dependent on gender. Even the symptoms of a heart attack manifest differently in a man than in a woman. And yet the medical establishment largely treats male and female patients as though their needs are identical. In fact, medical research is still done predominately on men, and the results are then applied to the treatment of women. This is clearly problematic and calls for a paradigm change--such a paradigm change is the purpose of Gender Medicine.

Read an extract here.

Dr Marek Glezerman is the President of the International Society of Gender Medicine and Director of the Research Center of Gender Medicine at Rabin Medical Center in Israel. He is Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University and one of the most senior Obstetricians/Gynaecologists in Israel.

Reviews

'Absolutely fascinating' Spectator

'Fascinating and innovative... I read this book almost like I would read a thriller' Amos Oz

'An informative book on an area that deserves greater study' Sunday Times

'A pioneering, innovative book beautifully written by one of the foremost researchers on gender medicine. Undoubtedly this excellent book will be a torch of change' Prof. Nili Cohen

‘Cutting-edge... a comprehensive and pleasurable read; it will enlighten both medical and non-medical audiences’ Dr Alyson J McGregor, Director of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine, Brown University

'Gender Medicine is cutting edge... a comprehensive and pleasurable read; it will enlighten both medical and non-medical audiences and is highly applicable to the effective clinical practice of medicine in the twenty-first century' Dr. Alyson J McGregor, Director of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine, Brown University

'A must-read for practicing physicians and their patients. Doctor Glezerman is one of the leaders in the field, and he will certainly capture the public imagination with this beautifully written book' Dr. Marianne J. Legato, Emerita Professor at Columbia University, Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University

'A must-have... Glezerman's comprehensive, multifaceted, and engaging approach to gender differences makes the case for the obvious, yet still neglected truth, that as much as a child is not a small adult, a woman is not just a version of a man' Dr. Rivka Carmi, President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

'A pioneering, innovative book beautifully written by one of the foremost researchers on gender medicine. Undoubtedly this excellent book will be a torch of change towards gender medicine to which medical care should aspire' Prof. Nili Cohen, President of Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

'Engaging and insightful... combines historical perspectives, current data, personal experience and provocative ethical considerations that will inform and challenge our current concepts of medicine. An informative read for the general audience, health care providers and students' Dr. Virginia M. Miller, Director of Women s Health Research Center

'A breakthrough in understanding the way we should practice modern medicine. A must-have for any health professional and an eye-opener for every inquisitive reader' Dr. Eyran Halpern, Chairman, the Israel Association of Hospital Directors

'A comprehensive and absolutely unique book with a holistic view on human life from the angle of gender- and sex-specific medicine' Professor Giovanella Baggio, President, The Italian Society of Gender Medicine Professor of Gender Medicine and Chief, Internal Medicine Unit, University of Padova

'Gender Medicine comes at the right time. I enjoyed reading the book and the sheer wealth of the information it contains' Professor E. Shalev, Dean, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Chairman, Israel Ministry of Health - National Council of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neonatology and Genetics

'Explains in an entertaining way the differences between male and female and its impact on the development, diagnostic and therapy of disease' Professor D. Wallwiener, President, The German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chairman, Dept. of Women s Health, University Tuebingen

'Easy to understand and is highly recommended for those who are interested in this important emerging scientific area' Dr. Hiroaki Shimokawa, President, Japanese Association for Gender-Specific Medicine, Professor and Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine

'Gender Medicine will lead to more involvement and dissemination among the general population and by stakeholders and decision makers' Dr. Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, founder and Chair for the Centre for Gender Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and co-founder and former President of the International Society of Gender Medicine

'A joy to read... Gender works on so many layers of physiology, psychology, and sociology where Dr. Glezerman clearly brings together this epic journey throughout women's and men's lifetime experiences... should be a required read' Dr. Richard Sherry, Clinical Health Psychologist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Neuropsychologist

'A riveting book… only once the principles of gender medicine  are established in all doctor’s clinics will patients receive [the] treatment they all deserve' Business Today (New Delhi)

'In the past few decades there is a lot of research going on in gender medicine… But there is still more to be done' DNA (Mumbai)

'Meant for every curious reader' Sunday Guardian (India) 

'Absolutely fascinating… making you think on a deeper level… a more philosophical way. Sperm, you think. Eggs, you think. Pregnancy. Evolution. The whole caboodle.' Spectator

'The differences between the sexes go beyond the obvious sexual and reproductive variances.' Daily News and Analysis India

‘[Glezerman’s] observations need to be taken on board by all health care providers’ Nexus

‘Gender disparities in medicine are rife... medic Marek Glezerman advocates gender-specific therapy’ Nature

Marek Glezerman

About Marek Glezerman

Professor Marek Glezerman is the President of the International Society of Gender Medicine and Director of the Research Centre of Gender Medicine at Rabin Medical Centre in Israel. He is Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University and one of the most senior Obstetricians/Gynaecologists in Israel.