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Reports Call for More Sex-Based Medical Testing

Recent reports in the Journal of Women’s Health and Gender-Based Medicine found that studies in leading medical journals failed to address differences in men’s and women’s response to a particular treatment. The reports, discussed at the recent Department of Health and Human Services’ seminar on “Sex/Gender Analysis,” point to the failure of the scientific community to comply with a 1993 law requiring NIH funded research to include sex-based testing. A third report from Congress’s General Accounting Office supported the finding that while the number of women included in scientific testing has increased significantly in recent years, there is still a need to incorporate sex-differences into research.

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Washington Post - August 2, 2000