Men and women do not benefit equally from science.
Most of what we know about health and disease is centered on the male body. Prior to 1993, women of child bearing potential were excluded from early phase clinical drug trials. At the basic science level, the vast majority of animal research is conducted in males. This bias has compromised the health and safety of women in ways we are just beginning to understand. According to a report issued by the US Government Accountability Office, 80% of the drugs and medical devices that are pulled from the market by the FDA are done so because they had adverse effects in women. Women are 51% of the population, but not yet seen as the norm in scientific research. Ensuring that women's health is taken as seriously as men's health will take a 'global shift in science culture'.