For many years, most medical and health-related research was done on men, and it was assumed that women have the same health problems and needs, We now realize that this is not true. The symptoms and progression of diseases differ between women and men. Women and men have unique needs due to their unique physiology, and each may benefit from different health strategies.
Women have special needs for the minerals iron and calcium the vitamins B6, b12, E, and folic acid and cranverry supplements. These include black cohosh, wild yam, and dong quai.