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Unformatted text preview: 3/1/2011 1 Are men and women really that different? Let’s find out. What is sexual dimorphism ? It refers to the general phenomenon in which male and female forms of an organism display distinct morphological characteristics or features . It what ways does sexual dimorphism play a role in humans? Males and females have distinct: c Endocrine Systems c Reproductive Systems c Musculoskeletal Structures c Respiratory Systems c Sensory systems c Brain and Nervous Systems… What about health? Are there gender differences as well? ABSOLUTELY! 3/1/2011 2 Gender-based medicine studies the biological and physiological differences between the human sexes and how that affects differences in disease . More recently medical research has started to understand the importance of taking the sex in to count as the symptoms and responses to medical treatment may be very different between sexes . 3/1/2011 3 What are some female-specific health issues? menopause pregnancy What are some male-specific health issues? Testicular cancer Prostate cancer …and every other condition that might be a result of a difference in male and female anatomy! But programs in men’s and women’s health don’t just focus on gender-specific issues . While we worry about these conditions, we also worry about the ones we share in common . 3/1/2011 4 What aspects of “gender-shared” conditions might generate gender- specific concern ?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course HLTH 300 taught by Professor Randypage during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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