Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff believes that personalized medicine should start with the health of women. She commends the Biden White House for launching the first-ever White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research. According to Woodruff, when women’s health is prioritized, it will lead to better well-being, ensure generational health, and promote fairness.
Years ago, Woodruff published work revealing that sex as a biological variable was often overlooked in published papers, leading to an imbalance in research towards men. The Biden White House initiative aims to address this issue and promote individual health in areas such as heart health, immune health, and microbiome.
Furthermore, Woodruff believes that focusing on women’s health will lead to better generational health for future generations. Maternal health is crucial for ensuring the well-being of mothers and their children. The White House initiative will also address maternal mortality rates and improve access to healthcare services for women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum periods.
Lastly, Woodruff argues that prioritizing women’s health will bring about fundamental fairness by addressing long-standing issues related to women’s health. By prioritizing women’s health, everyone benefits as a group and individually. Overall, Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff believes that the focus on women’s health is critical for achieving personalized medicine and promoting overall well-being for all people.
In conclusion, the Biden White House initiative on Women’s Health Research is a welcome development in promoting individual and collective well-being for both current and future generations of women