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What Reasons Are There to Ignore Women in Health Research?

September 29, 2015

Women’s Health Research at Yale took to the streets of New Haven and the Yale campus to ask the community this question and learned something about how people view sex and gender in 2015.

The second entry in a new public awareness campaign, the video seeks to engage 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.

As we observe World Heart Day today, many people might not realize that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and men in the country. And that it kills more women than men.

Women make up more than half of the country but remain underrepresented in studies of diseases that are most likely to kill them.

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 September 29, 2015