The Biden White House has recently announced the first-ever White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research, which Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD believes is a vital step towards promoting personalized medicine that starts with women’s health. According to Woodruff, prioritizing women’s health will lead to better well-being for individuals, ensure generational health, and promote fundamental fairness.
Woodruff’s research published years ago highlighted that sex as a biological variable was often overlooked in the majority of published papers. This led to an imbalance in the entire pipeline of work from bench discovery through therapeutic intervention, favoring male-oriented research. The White House initiative aims to address this issue and promote individual health in various aspects such as heart health, immune health, and microbiome.
The focus on women’s health will also have a positive impact on generational health for those born after this paradigm-shifting initiative. Maternal health is crucial for ensuring a healthy future generation, and the White House initiative will address maternal mortality rate and provide better healthcare services for women before, during, and after pregnancy.
Woodruff argues that prioritizing women’s health will bring about fundamental fairness and address issues related to women’s health that have been overlooked until now. When the health of women is prioritized, everyone benefits as a group and as individuals.
In conclusion, the Biden White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research is a significant step towards promoting personalized medicine that starts with women’s health. By addressing issues related to sex as a biological variable and maternal mortality rate, this initiative will lead to better well-being for individuals and future generations while promoting fundamental fairness in healthcare services for all genders.