December 1, 2021

I am often told to ‘do my homework’ on so many of the issues I write about, one of the most frequent is how women were excluded from medical research historically, and how this impacts our understanding of women’s health today.

Such a thing is always accepted on face value as fact, followed my much handwringing and virtue signalling by all those involved.

More so, I often see womens’ suppression within medical research, brought up as a means of justifying the endemic of deteriorating male health of today; who continue to live shorter lives in all countries on earth, and are more burdened by illness during life.

Men’s health, an issue that according to The World Health Organisation receives ‘little national, regional or global acknowledgement
or attention from health policy-makers or health-care providers.’

Is steamrollered by:

‘Well women were excluded from medical research for hundreds of years, so this is equity in action!’

Cruel words spoken within a strange strategy of pendulum politics, where apparently to undo the historical discrimination of one sex, we must now discriminate against the other.

To these people, the solution to equality is inequality, but of a different kind.

But is it true, were women excluded from medical research – and if so, when did it happen and is it the same today?

Did Medical Research Routinely Exclude Women? An Examination of the Evidence - https://tinyurl.com/2rbrha4y
Medical Spending 2018, United States https://tinyurl.com/mrxda2kn
Bias against men’s issues within the United Nations and the World Health Organization: A content analysis https://tinyurl.com/yckjuev6

Images by national-cancer-institute, from Unsplash.


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