33 min

Women and Parkinson's: the research gap The Parkinson's Life Podcast

    • Health & Fitness

This episode delves into the gender gap in Parkinson’s research. It’s estimated that three million women worldwide are living with the condition – but are their specific needs being properly addressed in scientific studies?

It’s a topic that is important to our guests, Dr Annelien Oosterbaan – a physician-researcher from the Netherlands – and retired family physician Dr Soania Mathur from Toronto, Canada.

Both Annelien and Soania contributed to a recent study exploring gaps in awareness about sex and gender differences in Parkinson’s. The paper, “Unmet Needs of Women Living with Parkinson’s Disease”, highlights how women’s experiences of the condition have been an “overlooked field” – and includes recommendations to help tackle the problem.

In their conversation, Annelien and Soania discuss the areas they think have been neglected in Parkinson’s research – while sharing insights from their personal experiences of life with the condition.

This podcast has been supported by a grant from the Boston Scientific Foundation Europe, whose mission is to improve patient wellbeing using digital or innovative solutions.

Parkinson’s Life magazine is produced by Speak Media on behalf of the European Parkinson’s Disease Association, the leading voice for Parkinson’s in Europe. For the latest research and information on Parkinson’s, visit EPDA.eu.com

If you like what you’ve heard, please rate and review – it helps make sure others can find us. And if you’d like to share your story with Parkinson’s Life magazine, get in touch through Facebook, Twitter or by emailing editor@parkinsonslife.eu.

This episode delves into the gender gap in Parkinson’s research. It’s estimated that three million women worldwide are living with the condition – but are their specific needs being properly addressed in scientific studies?

It’s a topic that is important to our guests, Dr Annelien Oosterbaan – a physician-researcher from the Netherlands – and retired family physician Dr Soania Mathur from Toronto, Canada.

Both Annelien and Soania contributed to a recent study exploring gaps in awareness about sex and gender differences in Parkinson’s. The paper, “Unmet Needs of Women Living with Parkinson’s Disease”, highlights how women’s experiences of the condition have been an “overlooked field” – and includes recommendations to help tackle the problem.

In their conversation, Annelien and Soania discuss the areas they think have been neglected in Parkinson’s research – while sharing insights from their personal experiences of life with the condition.

This podcast has been supported by a grant from the Boston Scientific Foundation Europe, whose mission is to improve patient wellbeing using digital or innovative solutions.

Parkinson’s Life magazine is produced by Speak Media on behalf of the European Parkinson’s Disease Association, the leading voice for Parkinson’s in Europe. For the latest research and information on Parkinson’s, visit EPDA.eu.com

If you like what you’ve heard, please rate and review – it helps make sure others can find us. And if you’d like to share your story with Parkinson’s Life magazine, get in touch through Facebook, Twitter or by emailing editor@parkinsonslife.eu.

33 min

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