Having recently watched a segment on 60 minutes pertaining to women now being prescribed half the dose of Ambien than men.

what is the current state of affairs concerning the research where one would look specifically for sex related differences by their research methodology?

I know the above is quite broad. Robert Cahill was interviewed from the University of California Irvine who basically stated that for numerous years, we have been studying women by studying men and then taking into consideration those "pesky hormones"(his words).

Also, Dr. Melina Kibby from Northwestern had some fascinating things to say about the use of research animals when studying sex differences?

I realize the above is again, quite broad but any feedback or particular studies that I could read to help enlighten me and sex differences has always been of interest to me.

Sincerely,
Re-uptake

PS: this is my second post.