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I saw this question on Reddit and thought I'd post here as well. For me personally, I would hope that better birth control and better treatment for women's health in particular would be more widespread (as especially with medical research and treatments specifically geared towards women that doesn't just treat women like the smaller versions of men solely because women's hormones are too "mEsSy" to study with apparently).

And on that topic, what other type of scientific advancement or innovation do you think could heavily benefit women specifically if it were ever to come to be?

I saw this question on Reddit and thought I'd post here as well. For me personally, I would hope that better birth control and better treatment for women's health in particular would be more widespread (as especially with medical research and treatments specifically geared towards women that doesn't just treat women like the smaller versions of men solely because women's hormones are too "mEsSy" to study with apparently). And on that topic, what other type of scientific advancement or innovation do you think could heavily benefit women specifically if it were ever to come to be?

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[–] FireproofWitch 15 points Edited

Immunology.

I think we’d see tremendous advances in our understanding of inflammation, the immune system, self-tolerance and regulation, and hence our understanding of autoimmune diseases, for which the majority of the burden of disease is borne by women.

Immunology is also very central to many other advancing ‘final frontier’ fields of medicine, such as infectious diseases and cancer, so we’d likely see many advances there, too, if we encouraged women to prioritise understanding their own biological processes.