Dr. Marianne J. Legato was recently interviewed by award-winning TV and radio personality, Jim Masters, about her latest book, The Plasticity of Sex: The Molecular Biology and Clinical Features of Genomic Sex, Gender Identity and Sexual Behavior, which collects all the evidence-based research on issues of gender identity and transition to provide a comprehensive view on
Gender-specific medicine is the study of how normal human biology differs between men and women, especially in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Dr. Marianne J. Legato is the Director of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine. A pioneer in her field, her discoveries and those of her colleagues have led to establishing sex and gender
This week’s issue of Science magazine* comments on the importance of alerting the public to side effects from both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines; most are transient (about 12 hours in duration) and bearable  but some people will experience more severe side effects: Moderna reported fatigue in 9.7% , muscle pain in 8.9%, joint pain in 5.2%
On September 11, Dr. Legato gave the keynote lecture at the Sex and Gender Health Education Summit—a national collaboration brought together by the Mayo Clinic, the American Medical Women’s Association, the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and Thomas Jefferson University along with other national supporters. Dr. Legato

Global Men’s Health Summit 2020

On August 15 and 22, Dr. Legato gave two keynote lectures at the 1st Virtual Global Men’s Health Summit organized by the Global Men’s Health Foundation in Panama. Her first presentation, Plagues: How Is This One Different?, discussed sex differences in the experience of COVID-19. She explored why the clinical response to the panedmic has
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IGM Congress 2019

On September 12, Dr. Legato gave the keynote lecture for the International Society of Gender Medicine’s Annual Congress in Vienna, Austria. Her presentation on The Intelligent Genome: What Mediates Adaptation? sheds light on the historical division between the biomedical and social sciences about how the final phenotype is shaped, and whether it is nature or nurture that determines phenotype. Date: September
On April 9, nineteen experts from around the world delivered their views on the moral and ethical implications of the Revolution of Personalized Medicine. Doctor Legato discussed the concept of gender and its relevance to personalized medicine. To read more about the conference, click here. “Click here to view the playlist containing all of the speeches from
We now have unprecedented power to understand the mechanisms and impact of genetic activity and the factors that modulate and control its expression. We are in the process of deciphering how age, hormones and the environment all modify behavior. This symposium was constructed to set out the most exciting and significant science in the new
Legato in Panama
On February 2018, Dr. Legato joined over seventy experts at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Global Men’s Health Summit, entitled “The Medicine of the Future and Those Left Behind,” held in Panama. In four separate lectures, she discussed the plasticity of sex, the biological mechanisms underlying the formation of the male and female brain,
The Foundation For Gender-Specific Medicine
In a joint workshop held by the National Institute of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the Office of Research on Women’s Health, authorities from major academic institutions gathered together for a series of meetings concentrated on understanding the importance of gender on normal human function and the experience of disease. Doctor Legato’s