Women's Health

  title={Women's Health},
  author={Ann M. Gronowski and Emily I. Schindler},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation},
  pages={2 - 7}
Abstract Many of the unique health issues facing women are related to reproductive health and pregnancy. However, several conditions that affect both sexes have distinct manifestations in women including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and anemia. The extent of the effect that the physiological differences between men and women have on the natural course of these diseases and the validity of applying a standard treatment to both genders has not been fully explored. Historically, medical… Expand
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  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
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The role of the NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health
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