Gender medicine is for both men and women, includes both biological and social aspects of health and disease, and is based on top-quality research. In the future it will undoubtedly become a natural part of all research and clinical work.
Grappling with sex and gender requires skills in the biomedical as well as social sciences, and when these two disciplines come together, a revolution is in the making. Examining twelve different areas, the practical and useful Handbook of Clinical Gender Medicine does just this by looking at the implications of gender and sex in relation to presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of disease processes.
The contributing authors of this handbook explain how sex and gender affect the medical understanding of pain, epilepsy, violence, metabolic bone disorders, heart disease, and malaria, among other conditions. This intriguing and unique medical textbook promises the reader a new perspective in looking at how to incorporate gender issues into the different branches of medicine.