SE1 Bonus episode: Sex and gender differences in COVID-19 with Dr Alyson J.McGregor

In this bonus episode we are joined again by Dr Alyson J. McGregor, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and author of the book “Sex Matters: How male-centric medicine endangers women’s health and what we can do about it”.  

Here we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of considering gender differences in healthcare and health policy, and Alyson tells us her experiences of working in the A&E department over the past year.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Global Health 50/50 Surveys: https://globalhealth5050.org/ 


Find out more about Alyson’s work:

Website: https://www.alysonmcgregormd.com/  

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Matters-Male-Centric-Medicine-Endangers/dp/073824676X 

Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM) at Rhode Island Hospital (Providence, USA):  https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/sex-and-gender-emergency-medicine-sgem 

Ted talk: Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women: https://www.ted.com/talks/alyson_mcgregor_why_medicine_often_has_dangerous_side_effects_for_women?language=en 

 Twitter: @mcgregormd

 Instagram: @amcgregormd 

 Facebook: Alyson J McGregor MD

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