• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

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    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Why Medical Research Often Ignores Women

  1. I don’t believe this at all, most health research these days is done on women, health research on men is a thing of the past. I read an article by a female doctor involved in health research and she said 95% of the research was done on women

  2. Funny, I stopped donating to cancer research after I found out that more men die, everyday from cancer than women yet we are pretty much forgotten about when it comes to spending money on, awareness, research, preventative measures, treatment, oh who gives a fuck, men are supposed to die young cause they are disposable amiright?

  3. It isn’t true that “95%” of research is done on women. About 80% of funding goes to research on diseases that affect both sexes. And there are many awareness raising activities for men’s cancers – Movember, Prostate Pro Talk campaign, Man of Men logo, etc.

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