Gendered Innovations

A report from the European Commission, 2013

How Gender Analysis Contributes to Research
'It may surprise you that opinion polls suggest  that women are less interested in innovations than men, but personally I find it difficult to accept that this could be due to a fundamental difference between women and men. The explanation must surely be elsewhere: do today’s innovations really respond adequately to women’s needs and expectations? Not always! The diagnosis of heart disease draws heavily on research carried out using male patients and consequently women’s symptoms are often misdiagnosed; car safety tests are based mostly on male standards and the deleterious effects of chemicals in the environment on reproductive health have also been studied predominantly in men.'
Foreword by Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN
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