Gendermedol: an educational game for Gender-Specific medicine

"Klaus and Nina are suspected of having diabetes. Klaus should come in for a blood test on an empty stomach. Nina must drink a glass of sugar solution beforehand." This is a good example of gender-orientated treatment in medicine and is unfortunately still too rare.

Gendermedol: ein Aufklärungsspiel für gendergerechte Medizin


In medicine, women's complaints are often misdiagnosed or not taken seriously. This is because the average man has been the benchmark for decades in research, prevention and treatment of diseases. Why? Women were excluded from studies until the 1990s. Even today, women are not wanted in research due to hormonal fluctuations, among other things, because they are too expensive and too complicated. Gender equality in medicine is becoming more of an issue, but there is still a long way to go before equality is achieved.

An injustice that urgently needs more attention and more publicity, Dorothea Wagnerberger felt. So the graduate in Interaction Design at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences developed an idea in her award-winning Master's thesis to reach as many people as possible on this topic in a playful way.

And so Gendomedol was created: the card game that aims to educate people about gender-equitable medicine.

Whether it's endometriosis, ADHD or heart failure: the card set uses many clinical pictures to explain gender-specific differences and makes an important contribution on the road to equality.

Would you like to support this great project or find out more about it? You can pre-order a set of cards for yourself or your friends on Kickstarter(here

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