Lack of Representation of Women in Research Studies

Recent publications in Nature and Women’s Health by Institute Director Teresa K. Woodruff and her post docs have seemed to hit a nerve among other science writers who are beginning to explore issue raised by Dr. Woodruff.    A few days ago an interesting article appeared in Slate, a daily magazine that has won numerous awards for excellence in online publishing.  An article posted by Melinda Wenner Moyer further explores issues raised by Woodruff including why the study of sex differences is critical to advancing science and why scientists often do not include males and females in their studies.  Moyer cites several reports that include data that shows how male centric science continues to be conducted despite mandates that require equal inclusion.

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