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This article provides an introduction to gender biology and medicine with selected events leading up to the concept of gender-specific medicine, as well as specific ways that librarians can become important players in getting gender-specific biomedical research information translated to real world application.
It is the way medicine is going to be practiced in the next decade," says Marianne Legato, director of Columbia University's Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine and author of the book "Eve's Rib.
Gender-specific medicine is the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and how the manifestations, mechanisms and treatment of disease vary as a function of gender.
A recent article in the Journal of Gender-Specific Medicine that addressed competing legal rights--of women to abortions and of health care providers to the right of conscientious objection--offered the chilling suggestion that "state licensing agencies could take disciplinary action against pharmacists who hinder .
Legato is an internationally renowned physician, author and founder/director of the Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University, where she works for collaboration between academic medicine and the private sector to promote research on gender-specific medicine.