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Why Sex and Gender Matter in Research | Dr Shirin Heidari | TEDxBritishSchoolGeneva

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Why Sex and Gender Matter in Research | Dr Shirin Heidari | TEDxBritishSchoolGeneva | Published 5 march 2018

Dr Shirin Heidari talks about scientific research has turned a blind eye on gender blind research. She provides some fascinating examples about the harmful implications of this gender bias, shares some insights into medical research, and offers a path to change the paradigm towards unbiased research that can apply to all genders. Dr Shirin is the CEO and editor-in-chief of Reproductive Health Matters. She is also a researcher, a gender-equality advocate and a human rights activist. With more than 15 years of experience in health research, Shirin grew aware of some of the biases in medicine that should concern us all. A woman with a mission, Dr. Heidari is on a path to change the paradigm towards unbiased medical research that can apply to all genders.

 

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