Expert: Pharmacists Have a Role in Addressing the Tendency to Reduce Women’s Health to Be Solely Reproductive Health

Alyson McGregor, MD, of Brown University discusses the focus of her research into sex and gender in emergency medicine.

Pharmacy Times interviewed Alyson McGregor, MD, an emergency medicine physician and a professor of emergency medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She is co-founder and director of the Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine program in her department and is also a co-founder of the national organization Sex and Gender Health Collaborative. She also recently published the book Sex Matters: How Male-Centric Medicine Endangers Women's Health and What We Can Do About It.

During the interview, McGregor discussed the focus of her research into sex and gender in emergency medicine, her perspective on why medicine can have dangerous adverse effects (AEs) for women, and ways that pharmacists can address potentially dangerous AEs of medications for women in their practice.