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How sexism is hindering medical research - Brisbane times Naomi Chainey

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS news' started by Sly Saint, Feb 6, 2018.

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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    The author has ME.
    6 February 2018 — 11:00pm

    As recently as 1921, MS (multiple sclerosis) was erroneously considered more common in men. By the late 1940s, a more even gender split was presumed. By 1960 it was posited that women might actually be slightly more prone to the condition. With the invention of the MRI - a more objective diagnostic method - we now understand MS to be three to four times more common in women.

    So, back when physicians were making their diagnoses based on symptoms rather than scans, why was MS being missed in women?"

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