Dr. Legato shares if medical professionals are trained to understand gender specific health differences.
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I hope that healthcare professionals are much more aware of gender differences than they were at the beginning of the 1990s. We have now a whole robust science of gender-specific medicine. We have a textbook which I have edited called “The Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine,” the only one of its kind. There will be a web version published, we hope, by the Karolinska Institute by next year. There is a second edition of this textbook that’s in preparation now and should appear in a month that will be useful to medical students. We have lectured all over the world; we have had at least five international congresses on gender-specific medicine planned or which have already been completed in places like Vienna, Berlin, Sweden, and I’ll be going to Padua this February to participate in the first Italian International Congress of Gender-specific Medicine. So I think the news has spread. I think that people all over the world are reading our journal, know the textbooks exist, and certainly are attending our conferences on the subject.