Hannah Adler investigates how gender bias impacts the medicinal cannabis research space, why women’s health has not received the attention or funding of other areas, and what needs to happen for things to change. 

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While the medical and research communities strive for greater gender equality, years of gender bias are still being corrected. This bias has manifested itself in a disbelief in women’s symptoms, and women being excluded from toxicology or biomedical research, leading to gaps in information and knowledge and delayed diagnoses. 

Hannah Adler

Hannah is a communications professional and early-career researcher in the disciplines of health communication and health sociology. She is a PhD student at Griffith University currently writing a...