Gender Differences in Susceptibility to Environmental Factors: A Priority Assessment

Gender Differences in Susceptibility to Environmental Factors: A Priority Assessment

by Valerie Petit Setlow, C. Elaine Lawson, Nancy Fugate Woods, Committee on Gender Differences in Susceptibility to Environmental Factors, Institute of Medicine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309064236

ISBN-13: 9780309064231

Pub. Date: 04/01/1998

Publisher: National Academies Press

Women's health and men's health differ in a variety of ways--women live longer on average, for example, but tend to be sicker as well. Whereas some of these distinctions are based solely on gender, there is growing awareness that the environment and related factors may play a role in creating health status differences between men and women. Various factors, such as

Overview

Women's health and men's health differ in a variety of ways--women live longer on average, for example, but tend to be sicker as well. Whereas some of these distinctions are based solely on gender, there is growing awareness that the environment and related factors may play a role in creating health status differences between men and women. Various factors, such as genetics and hormones, may account for gender differences in susceptibility to environmental factors.

In 1996 the Office for Research on Women's Health at the National Institutes of Health asked the Institute of Medicine to conduct a workshop study to review some of the current federal research programs devoted to women's health and to clarify the state of knowledge regarding gender-related differences in susceptibility. This book contains a general outline of research needs, a summary of the workshop proceedings (as well as summaries of the speakers' presentations), and an analysis of the participating federal agencies' research portfolios.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309064231
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1(2)
WORKSHOP REPORT
3(22)
Organizing Meeting
4(1)
Workshop
5(2)
Summary of Discussions from the Workshop
7(3)
Priority Assessment: Conclusions and Recommendations
10(2)
Recommendations
12(11)
Closing Remarks
23(2)
APPENDIXES 25
A Analysis of Agency Research Portfolios 25(8)
B Summary of Workshop Presentations 33(29)
C Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Glossary 62(2)
D Workshop Agenda, Speakers, and Participants 64(5)
E Biographies of Workshop Speakers 69(3)
F References and Suggested Reading 72(4)
G Committee Biographies 76

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