Researchers’ sexism fears are putting women’s health at risk, scientist claims

Scientists’ fear of being labelled sexist is putting women’s health at risk because researchers have ignored crucial gender differences in the brain, it has been claimed. Male and female brains react differently to drugs when it comes to some conditions, such as strokes, but research predominantly concentrates on men, the guest editor of this month’s Journal of Neuroscience Research said.   The heart of the resistance is the view that if neuroscience shows males and females are not the same in brain function, we are showing they are not equalProfessor Larry Cahill The research is then generalised and widened out for women, despite there being evidence gender “matters fundamentally, powerfully and pervasively”. Scientists have widely failed to highlight the differences for fear of being “a pariah in the eyes of neuroscience…


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