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Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought

Abstract

There are needed some alternative means of conceptualizing some of the central assumptions that support a dualist ontology in the life sciences. A reconceptualisation is crucial for an adequate understanding of the living body. Gender-specific medicine is important for women’s health, and it is making headway against internal conservatism and opposition. Men and women are different, what must be recognized and incorporated into health research, health care, and medical education. Sex hormones, featured as integral to the constitution of difference, are evidently influential in a multitude of sites of bodily function.

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