About the book
Except for the genital systems, human organs in both sexes share basically the same structure. However, some organs present sex differences in morphology or pathophysiology, and others in their cellular composition. Much remains to be studied about the sexual dimorphism of human organs, and such research will contribute to new treatment strategies for sex-specific diseases. Regarding morbidity rates, some diseases show significant sex differences, while others do not, or the situation may be unclear. There has been little research on this topic, and therefore not only reports of significant sex differences in morbidity rate but also reports of no or little sex difference can contribute to the prevention and clinical treatment of diseases. In this book, sexual dimorphism, no sexual dimorphism, and minor sexual dimorphism of human organs and the corresponding morbidity rates of diseases are discussed. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the progress in new sex-specific medicine.