More inclusive health research could help boost women's health

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More inclusive health research could help boost women's health

We need to study women more

In this Mobihealthnews article, you'll learn about:

  • The flaws in current health research

" “We know that one-size-fits-all, unisex research doesn’t address the health needs of women and men,” she said. “And, in fact, it's less rigorous by definition, because it definitely is biased from the outset. So now that we know that every single cell in your body has a sex – it’s either XX or XY. We know that's important to consider in the preclinical space as we translate into the clinical space.” "

  • Warning signs in women's health research

" Maternal mortality is also a growing concern in the U.S. In 2017, there were 17.3 pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 live births compared with 7.2 in 1987, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The risks are higher for Black women and Native American or Alaska Native women. "

  • How we can do better

" Looking to the future of women’s health in the U.S., Clayton said sex and gender should be considered from the beginning, not as an afterthought. "

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