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Doc Chat: Why Should Medical Schools Revise Curricula To Address Sex, Gender Differences

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A recent article in the Journal of Women’s Health argues that medical schools need to incorporate the role of sex and gender in determining appropriate patient treatments in their curricula. According to "Sound Medicine" healthy living expert Theresa Rohr Kirchgraber, M.D., dementia, coronary artery disease and cancer affect men and women differently; she agrees with the journal’s position that an increase in gender education for medical students and current medical professionals will decrease mortality and morbidity.