Developing the Gender Perspective in Medicine

How do sex and gender affect disease prevention? To what extent does medical research and practice take into account a gender dimension? Why is a gender perspective potentially even a life saving issue in Medicine? Watch Dr. Ineke Klinge answer these questions in the following video.

Dr. Ineke Klinge is a professor of Gender Medicine at Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM)-Charité in Berlin. She also chairs the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender at the European Commission. She has a long trajectory in coordinating and partnering in various EU projects related to innovation and medical research including Gendered Innovations, EUGenMed and GenderSTE.

The video is an excellent starting point to learn more about the importance of a gender perspective in medicine. Further resources are available on GenPORT such as Gender in cardiovascular diseases: impact on clinical manifestations, management, and outcomes or the EUGenMed  Policy Briefs on Sex and Gender in Stroke, in Lung Cancer, in Diabetes, in Cardiovascular Disease and in Asthma.

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