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Sex and Gender in Biomedicine

Theories, Methodologies, Results

Sex and gender in biomedicine are innovative research concepts of theoretical and clinical medicine that enable a better understanding of health and disease, evidence-based knowledge, effective therapies, and better health outcomes for women and men. Gender Medicine stimulates new ways of doing research: that is to consider sex and gender at all levels of research, from basic research into gene polymorphisms to health behaviour. New research questions have been put forward that focus not on differences per se but on the development of differences. In this book, contributions from the field of neuroscience, addiction research, and organ transplantation exemplify concepts, approaches, methods and results in the field.



Ineke Klinge: Sex and gender in biomedicine: promises for women and men Silke Schicktanz, Mark Schweda & Sabine Wöhlke: Gender issues in living organ donation: medical, social, and ethical aspects Sigrid Schmitz: Sex, gender, and the brain – biological determinism versus socio-cultural constructivism Kirsten Jordan: The brain between sex and gender – women and men from a neuroscientific perspective Verena Metz & Gabriele Fischer: Sex and gender in addiction research and therapy


Open Access Publication:

Softcover, 128 S.: 24,00 EUR (ISBN 978-3-941875-26-5)