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Women Less Likely to Receive Liver Transplants Than Men


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Sex disparities in liver transplantation continue to favor men, according to a study published in the journal Surgery.

While racial disparities in transplant allocation have mostly been eliminated, sex disparity remains a problem. Women tend to live longer after a transplant than men, but they have a lower chance of receiving one. Earlier studies have shown that liver transplantation rates vary between the sexes, but it is not yet known whether body size, regional differences or other factors are responsible.

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