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Part 1: Close Up Radio Spotlights GSM Pioneer Dr. Marianne J. Legato

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New York, NY – Gender-specific medicine is the study of how normal human biology differs between men and women, especially in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Dr. Marianne J. Legato is the Director of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine. A pioneer in her field, her discoveries and those of her colleagues have led to establishing sex and gender as important variables in the way we think not just about the treatment of disease, but also health and lifestyle.

“The idea that men and women are the same, except for reproductive biology, is known as the bikini view of medicine, in which breast health and gynecologic health are the only topics worthy of study,” says Dr. Legato. “Our research verifies that in every tissue of the body, men and women are very different.”

Dr. Legato is the author of The Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine and The Plasticity of Sex: The Molecular Biology and Clinical Features of Genomic Sex, Gender Identity and Sexual Behavior, which collects all the evidence-based research on issues of gender identity and transition to provide a comprehensive view on the development of human sexuality. It won the PROSE Award in biomedicine from the Association of American Publishers in 2020.

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The Plasticity of Sex is available on Amazon