Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD believes that personalized medicine should start with the health of women. She praises the Biden White House for announcing the first-ever White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research, which will prioritize and promote individual health in different aspects such as heart health, immune health, and the microbiome.
Years ago, Woodruff published work that showed that sex as a biological variable was not included in the majority of published papers. This means that the entire pipeline of work from bench discovery through therapeutic intervention is skewed in a male direction. The Biden White House initiative will address this issue by promoting individualized medicine that takes into account the unique needs of women’s biology and physiology.
The focus on women’s health will also lead to better generational health for those born after this paradigm-shifting initiative. Maternal health is only ensured by a focus on women, and the White House initiative will also address the maternal mortality rate and provide better health services for women before, during, and after pregnancy. By prioritizing women’s health, we can ensure better outcomes for future generations.
Finally, Woodruff believes that the focus on women’s health will bring about fundamental fairness and address issues related to women’s health. When we prioritize the health of women as a group, everyone benefits as individuals, including men. By recognizing and addressing gender disparities in healthcare, we can create a more equitable society where everyone has access to quality healthcare regardless of their gender identity or sex assigned at birth.
In conclusion, Teresa K. Woodruff praises the Biden White House initiative on Women’s Health Research for its potential to promote individualized medicine that takes into account the unique needs of women’s biology and physiology. She believes that this focus on women’s health will lead to better generational health for those born after this paradigm-shifting initiative and bring about fundamental fairness by addressing issues related to women’s