A recent study published in Nature Communications found that women are more likely to face a delay in diagnosis compared to men, even when controlling for age and other factors.
In an interview with Healthline, WHRI Associate Director, Dr. Nicole Woitowich provides commentary on the study and discusses sex and gender bias in research and healthcare.
“This study is unique in that it captures health information from the entire Danish population. Due to privatized healthcare in the United States, it is nearly impossible to conduct a study like this on the same scale,” she told Healthline.
“That being said, I anticipate that we would also find that women experience a delay-to-diagnosis in many clinical areas and that this gap would likely extend further for women of color,” she added.
To read the Healthline article, click here.
To read the Nature Communications article, click here.