Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 10 months ago

Why do the two biggest health studies in America focus only on women’s health?

Does America not care about men’s health?

(nurses’ health study and women’s health initiative are the studies).

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago
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    Yes, we put more emphasis on women’s health and safety. In addition to those major studies we spend more on women’s cancer research and we have a Bureau of Women’s Health but no Bureau of Men’s Health. The first and most dangerous new drug trials are typically conducted on men. Only if a drug is shown safe on men first, is it usually tested on women. Of course we have a Violence Against Women Act even though men are victims of violent crime more so than women. Men are expected to take on the most dangerous jobs.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Otherwise how will American women have healthy babies. Getting very concerned about a woman's reproductive health is a matter of future generation. Sorry, we don't want fragile and weak babies.

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  • Kerri
    Lv 4
    10 months ago

    Seriously? American health studies/clinical trials are 80% based around men and men’s diseases and conditions. Mostly because men are easier. Women have monthly hormonal shifts that men do not, so their menstrual cycles could end up affecting study results. Some women may be hesitant to participate in research on new drugs if they’re trying to get pregnant or are concerned about lasting effects on their reproductive systems.Physiological differences mean that women tend to need more sleep than men, and women feel pain differently and process certain drugs differently, too. Women are more likely to experience adverse drug reactions too.

    • Elana
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      USED to be true. No longer.

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