Biological Gender is Crucial to Medical Practice


Published August 9, 2022

American Council on Science and Health

EPPC Fellow David Gortler compiled a list of over 100 medical formulas which require the specification of biological gender. The list contains formulas used in pharmacology as well as pharmokinetic, cardiovascular, pediatric, and pulmonary medicine. This list is published alongside his recent article on medicine and biological sex published by the American Council on Science and Health.

View the PDF here.

David Gortler, Pharm.D. FCCP is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center whose work focuses on FDA oversight and accountability. Dr. Gortler is a pharmacologist and pharmacist and a Yale-trained bench research scientist in molecular biology with a subspecialty in the field of vascular medicine.  He was a professor of pharmacology and biotechnology at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he also served at Yale’s Center for Bioethics, and was an FDA Medical Officer who was later appointed by the White House to serve on the FDA’s Senior Executive Leadership Team as senior advisor to the FDA Commissioner.

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