08 Sep A biological divide

Artículo publicado en inglés el 8/09/2017 en paneuropeannetworks.com

An MEP in the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea discusses how EU and European public health policies need to adopt a fair, gender-equal perspective.

There is a reality we can no longer ignore. Men and women have different genes, biology and anatomical features, which are related to different health problems. Facts proved by the World Health Organization (WHO) show that while women have higher rates of depression, anxiety, stress, somatisation and eating disorders, men have higher rates of substance abuse and antisocial disorders. Adapting the diagnoses, treatments and medicines to the differences between men and women is crucial for ensuring appropriate medical treatment for everyone. (…)

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