No, seriously, it's true: men and women are different.

These discoveries are part of a quiet but revolutionary change infiltrating U.S. medicine as a growing number of scientists realize there's more to women's health than just the anatomy that makes them female, and that the same diseases often affect men and women in different ways.

"Women are different than men, not only psychologically (but) physiologically, and I think we need to understand those differences," says Dr. Catherine DeAngelis, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

And here I thought men and women were identical, and that any perceived differences could be chalked up to discrimination! What a fool I was. But still, even though men and women are psychologically and physiologically different, we should treat them exactly the same, right?



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