Gender and sex play a part in detemining which topical products are most successful for patients. This table is compiled based on a review of articles form the International Journal of Women's Dermatology.
Developing doctor-patient relationships are key to avoiding oversimplification of characteristics like race and gender, which can result in stereotyping and medical mismanagement.
A literature review by an international group of physicians shows that the physiological skin parameters differ among men and women suggesting that treatment choices should differ as well.
Caring for gay men and other men who have sex with men in a dermatology settings requires medical knowledge and cultural sensitivity, but few dermatologists have had formal training in caring for this group of patients.