Synopses & Reviews
.."". an important book for all women. It fosters an awareness that physicians may lack adequate knowledge to diagnose and treat women appropriately, and that greater attention must be paid to women's health concerns."" -- American Women in Science Magazine
""This fine critical analysis and thorough literature review of androcentrism in medicine is very highly recommended... "" -- Choice
.."". a timely account about the historical fact that women are the forgotten gender in health and mental health research."" -- Science Books and Film
.."". Rosser's reasoned critique is quite digestable and competently frames the key issues facing medical educators charged with improving their focus on women's health."" -- Academic Medicine
The male-centered focus of clinical research has led to the inattention to and underfunding of women's diseases, the exclusion of women from experimental drug trials, and the failure to understand the health of the elderly, most of whom are female. Sue Rosser critiques male-focused medical research and health care practice and explores how medical education could make women's health and well-being share the attention of the medical profession.
Women's health and well-being have been marginalized within the U.S. medical profession. Sue Rosser argues that women's issues must be brought to the center of this medical model in order to make it more inclusive and more truly human. Rosser begins with the ethical problems of an androcentric focus in clinical research and then examines the effects of this bias in internal medicine, psychiatry, and obstetrics and gynecology.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -209) and index.