There's some progress - but medicine's still failing women

International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness of the continuing mission towards gender equality.

So it’s a good time to be reminded we still need to correct decades — centuries even — of gender bias in medicine and medical research.

It’s no secret men and women are different. It’s why we have a whole genre of books and jokes about why “men are from Mars and women are from Venus”.

Mentally, physically and biologically, men and women are simply not built the same way. It sounds