- Popular Science
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.
'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'
'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'
'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'
'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'
'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'
'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'
'A comprehensive and absolutely unique book with a holistic view on human life from the angle of gender- and sex-specific medicine'
'Gender Medicine comes at the right time. I enjoyed reading the book and the sheer wealth of the information it contains'
'Explains in an entertaining way the differences between male and female and its impact on the development, diagnostic and therapy of disease'
'Easy to understand and is highly recommended for those who are interested in this important emerging scientific area'
'Gender Medicine will lead to more involvement and dissemination among the general population and by stakeholders and decision makers'
'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'
'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