True or False : Women are afflicted with depression 2 times as often as men.
True or False : Eating disorders are 10 times more common in women than men.
True or False : Autoimmune diseases such as lupus affect women 3-4 times as often as men.

If you answered true to all of the above questions, you are correct! Differences between the sexes exist, and whether a person is male or female matters in the prevalence and severity of a broad range of diseases, disorders, and conditions. It matters at every stage of life—from the very beginning to the very end. Sex matters at every level—from the single cell to the entire body.

SWHR works with researchers and clinicians to advance the field of sex-based biology, and hosts scientific roundtables to encourage dialogue and research on biological differences between men and women.

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