Breast cancer, infertility and osteoporosis
A comparison between conventional mammography (on the left) and a positron emission mammography (PEM) (on the right) showing more clearly the multi-focal nature of the tumour not seen in the conventional mammography image. (Photo: E. Estrada Lobato, IAEA)
In the first ten years of life, both death rates and causes of death are similar for boys and girls. It is around the age of 15 where different diseases begin to affect men and women differently. During the reproductive years, biological and behavioural differences lead to gender specific health challenges which require differing levels of attention and support from the international community.