10 January 2019

Men with osteoporosis or depression, women with heart attacks - these are examples of diseases where medicine still shows a gender bias.

Assuming that men and women have the same bodies, except when it comes to the reproductive organs still causes maltreatment up to death. In the past few years sex- and gender-sensitive medicine has discovered that the assumption of the same body has lead to the unnecessary death of patients and needs to be challenged. This is a brief introduction into the paradigm shifting realm of sex- and gender-sensitive medicine, showing how and where the sexes differ, that there are actually more than two sexes and that your gender also plays a role in how you are being treated by medical professionals.

The presentation by Sarah Hiltner took place at the 35C3 one of Europe's biggest hacker conferences, which is entirely organized and carried out by volunteers.

Sarah Hiltner is member of theme Healthcare improvement science.

Related news items


RIHS Open Day We are looking for enthusiastic researchers!

21 March 2019

On Sunday 6 October 2019 we will again open our doors and show our wonderful research to the general public.

read more

Bart Kiemeney will step down as director RIHS Invitation

21 March 2019

We would like to give you the opportunity to say goodbye to Bart as director of the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences on 28 March 16.00 hrs in the Tuinzaal.

read more

Publication on nanoparticle imaging agent

21 March 2019

Mangala Srinivas, theme Nanomedicine, showed in Advanced Functional Materials that nano‐particles (radius 100 nm), are suitable for long‐term in vivo ultrasound in combination with 19F MRI and fluorescence.

read more

Protein supplementation improves lean body mass in physically active older adults

21 March 2019

In the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia & Muscle, Dominique ten Haaf and colleagues described a randomized clinical trial to assess the effects of 12-weeks protein supplementation on body characteristics.

read more

eHealth Apps Replacing or Complementing Health Care Contacts

21 March 2019

In the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Pim Assendelft and colleagues from the University of Applied sciences Arnhem Nijmegen showed that still relatively little is known about the adverse effects of health apps when used to replace or complement contacts with doctors or nurses.

read more

Proudly presenting new theme leaders

20 March 2019

It is our pleasure to introduce the new leaders of the themes Mitochondrial diseases, Reconstructive and regenerative medicine and Vascular damage.

read more