When women seek medical care, they may be up against different obstacles from men.
For example, a recent study found that women in the United States who have experienced heart attacks are less likely than men to receive the high-intensity statins recommended to prevent further attacks or strokes. This is despite initiatives that have sought to raise awareness of heart disease in women and reduce sex differences in treatment.
We also lack needed treatments for some diseases that disproportionately affect women. America's biopharmaceutical companies are focused on many of these diseases: