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Sex and science: You don’t know the half of it

August 26, 2015

What’s the biggest difference between women and men? Women’s Health Research at Yale took to the streets of New Haven to ask the community and learned something about how people view sex and gender in 2015.

The video represents the first in a series for a new public awareness campaign, engaging the public to understand how the medical research community must increase its focus on women in order to care for the female 51 percent of the U.S. population.

Even as the country debates whether to elect the first woman president, celebrates the hiring of the NFL’s first female assistant coach, and continues to grapple with the wage gap, sex and gender inequity continues to pose an even more sinister threat. One that frankly endangers the health and happiness of girls and women more than boys and men.

Let’s learn the other half of the story.

Join the conversation with @WomensHealthRes on Twitter with #KnowHalf.

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Submitted by Carissa R Violante on August 25, 2015