Gender and health

Gender differences in diagnosis, prognosis and response to therapies and vaccines

Gender medicine aims to guarantee each individual the appropriateness in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. The main objectives are: 

  • identification of sex specific biomarkers and development of new technologies (diagnostic, prognostic and predictive of response to treatments)  
  • identification of sex-specific therapeutic targets 
  • study of the impact of sex/gender on:
    • the efficacy of drugs and related adverse events
    • the response and adverse reactions to vaccines and iii) the efficacy and validity of medical devices