Research — at Rush and other institutions — continues to unearth just how different women are from men. Women, for example, develop autoimmune diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis more often. And a woman’s heart attack symptoms may not feel like a man’s.
At Rush, staff takes those differences seriously and address women’s unique needs throughout their lives. This includes women-specific health issues:
- Gynecological problems (e.g., ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cancer)
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Bladder conditions and pelvic disorders (urogynecology)
It also includes problems affecting women more often or differently than men: