Expert: There Is a Gap in Understanding in the Medical Community that ‘Biological Sex, Gender Identity Actually Matter in Health’

Alyson McGregor, MD, of Brown University explains what pharmacists can do to advance issues arising around the impact of sex and gender on 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 how the founding of the Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine program at Brown University influenced dialogue and educational practices relating to sex and gender in her department, how the discussion around sex and gender’s impact on emergent conditions has changed over the years, and what pharmacists can do to advance issues arising around the impact of sex and gender on medicine.