Gender medicine aka gender-specific medicine is an integrative approach to health that takes biological, environmental, empirical and societal factors into account. It allows more precise and personalized consultation, diagnosis, and treatment. This is why it can rightly be called individualized medicine.
It plays an important role in health promotion and disease prevention, as well as in rehabilitation. The gender-sensitive approach helps to better identify early warning symptoms, and to reduce, or ideally avoid, complications and undesirable side effects of therapies. The goal is to improve quality of life over the entire lifespan.