An emblematic example of the neglect of women’s health, theendometriosis is just beginning to become a recognized condition that is properly diagnosed. It is also one of the pathologies that countless apps are looking for at the bedside. But the research remains in slow motion.
“It is the tree that hides the forest”Judge Claudine Junien, Professor of Genetics and Member of the Academy of Medicine. “We say we care about women’s health because we are talking about endometriosis, but what about other diseases, such as autoimmune diseaseswhere there are significant gender differences?”, She asks. In order to, “Women are nine times more likely to develop lupus erythematosus than men”. “All drug studies should include both male and female animals.”
There are those too cardiovascular risks for women, who remain largely unknown to the general public, deplores Professor Claire Mounier-Vehier, a cardiologist who is trying to promote a better diagnosis.
“If we communicate with an adapted language, women learn to recognize their symptoms,” she explains.
In this context, the new health offers for women “take a step forward”says Emeline Hahn. “But if there should be problem in connection with certain products that have not been clinically tested, this could be the case Damage for the whole industry”judges her.
As proof, the actress and wellness guru Gwyneth Paltrow was illustrated a few years ago with his Goop brand’s “eggs” for the vagina without scientific validation, which were presented as a solution to regulating the menstrual cycle. goop was sentenced 2018 for false advertising.