Gender Differences in Susceptibility to Environmental Factors

Gender Differences in Susceptibility to Environmental Factors : A Priority Assessment

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 154.9 x 229.9 x 7.4mm | 184.13g
  • National Academies Press
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 0309064236
  • 9780309064231

Table of contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 Workshop Report; 4 Appendix A: Analysis of Agency Research Portfolios; 5 Appendix B: Summary of Workshop Presentations; 6 Appendix C: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Glossary; 7 Appendix D: Workshop Agenda, Speakers, and Participants; 8 Appendix E: Biographies of Workshop Speakers; 9 Appendix F: References and Suggested Reading; 10 Appendix G: Committee Biographiesshow more

About Committee on Gender Differences in Susceptibility to Environmental Factors

Valerie Petit Setlow, C. Elaine Lawson, and Nancy Fugate Woods, Editors; Committee on Gender Differences in Susceptibility to Environmental Factors, Institute of Medicineshow more