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What does Sex and Gender Specific Health mean to me?

Sex and Gender Specific HealthDid you know that women are more likely to have atypical symptoms of heart attacks and strokes than men? This is just one of the ways that men and women are different when it comes to our health. Taking into account these differences, we, as patients and consumers, can no longer accept the “one size fits all” model of modern medicine – we must demand more personalized medicine.

The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health is committed to raising the awareness of Sex and Gender Specific Health and the differences between men and women. Through our 3-part mission, we support: Scientific Investigation to focus on Women’s Health and Sex & Gender Differences ensuring discoveries benefit the entire population, not just half; Educationto ensure all health professionals consider each patient’s uniqueness, while taking into consideration how Sex & Gender impact health and wellness; and Community Impact to educate the public, empowering us to take charge of our health.

What Can I Do?

Sex and Gender Specific HealthPrint off our Patient Guide to Sex and Gender Specific Health (pdf coming soon) for your next doctor’s appointment. This handy check-list will help you start a conversation with your primary care physician to ensure that you and your family are receiving personalized medical options.

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Attend our local Women’s Health Symposiums in your community. These free events feature experts from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and other local health organizations who present the latest i Sex and Gender Specific Health to a lay audience. Check our Upcoming Events to see when the next seminar will be in your town.