Women’s health at risk because scientists are terrified of being labelled SEXIST

Jasper Hamill — The Sun Nov 29, 2016


Some experts refuse to admit differences between male and female brains. Click to enlarge

Neurological issues effect both genders’ brains differently, meaning that different treatments have varying effects on males and females.

But scientists are so terrified of being savaged by feminists that they ditch potentially life-saving drugs without testing them properly on both sexes.

Larry Cahill, a neuro-biologist from University of California, published an article in Journal of Neuroscience Research in which he said researchers feared becoming “a pariah in the eyes of the neuroscience mainstream” for admitting differences between genders.

He wrote: “The assumption has been that, once you get outside of reproductive functions, what you find in males and females is fundamentally the same and therefore there is no reason to study both sexes — and beyond that it is not good to study females as they have pesky circulating hormones.

“The last 15 to 20 years has overwhelmingly proven that assumption is false, false, false.”

Alzheimer’s is known to effect men and women’s brains differently, with cells dying in a different way.

Without understanding these distinctions, it is very difficult to design treatments which work for the two sexes.

Cahill told The Times he was warned off studying the differences between men and women’s brains, but has decided to continue his research in the face of opposition.

He added: “They don’t get too upset about sex differences in the liver, heart, and microbiome.

“Some people start to get itchy though when you talk about sex differences in the brain. That in turn stems from a deeply ingrained, powerful and false assumption.”

“The heart of the resistance is the view that if neuroscience shows males and females are not the same in brain function, we are showing they are not equal. That is false.”

He also discussed a drug called Lazaroids, which was a stroke treatment which did not appear to work when tested on both genders, which could be because it was simply effective for men and not for women.

Earlier this year, a scientist called Professor Gina Rippon claimed gender differences were a result of cultural and environmental factors.

She suggested differences were caused by treatment in childhood when boys are given toys and books that differ from those given to girls.

“There is no such thing as a male or female brain,” she said.

“The brain is a mosaic and every brain is different for every individual.”


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