Gender Medizin

  • Focus

Feminists have been pointing this out for decades; in recent years, the issue has also entered the mainstream: Gender makes a difference when it comes to illness, its symptoms and the right treatment methods. And although this has been known for a long time, nothing changes. Research, development and dosage continues to be done by, on and for cis men. What is also known: people with less income, less access to education, illegalized people, queer and trans* people, Black people and People of Colour, and people with disabilities not only have a higher risk of disease, they also receive worse care. They simply do not fit the “prototype human” still constructed in medicine. The thematic focus gathers artistic and theoretical perspectives on exclusions in medicine, health and care.