A Short History of the International Society for Gender Medicine (IGM)

Marek Glezerman, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek

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Eleven years ago, the International Society for Gender Medicine (IGM) was founded in Berlin by a small group of highly dedicated physicians from five different countries. They had one common goal, which was to promote the new science of Gender- and Sex-Specific Medicine (GSSM). Their individual stories are dealt with elsewhere in this book. Within one decade, the membership of IGM has exceeded 750 professionals from many medical and paramedical disciplines, including the membership of seven national societies. GSSM has become accepted and acknowledged by academic institutions, hospitals, research centers, and regulators worldwide. International congresses are being conducted (seven so far), fellowships offered, GSSM is taught at leading universities as part of the curriculum, and the annual number of scientific publications has risen exponentially. Excellent textbooks are available as well as books for lay persons.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Society for Gender Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationHistory and Highlights
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128118504
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Bylaws
  • Funding
  • Gender medicine
  • Organization


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