I had exactly the same questions myself three months ago when I went to purchase my machine. I actually contacted Resmed as well as a local supplier here in Perth and this was the response I received from them regarding the the "For Her model".
"Thanks for reaching out to us here! Yes, you are correct that the RERA reporting is only available on the AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her (in all modes). Clinical research suggests that sleep apnea presents itself differently in women, primarily in the form of significant increases in RERA events related to sleep apnea in men.
And to answer your question: Yes, men can use this machine, but your clinician can ultimately determine which therapy settings are appropriate for you"
I ended up purchasing Airsense 10 Autoset for her and couldn't be happier. I actually had a loan unit that was the black Airsense Autoset model that had all three modes available, but apparently these are only the loan units that Resmed give to their suppliers for customers to try out before purchasing. I believe the standard Airsense 10 Autoset only has 2 modes available (CPAP) and (Autoset).
jiminoz: One thing to keep in mind; according to the black and white letter of US law, you need a prescription to buy a CPAP machine.
If you have one that was written in Oz -- bring it, that might be good enough.
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It seems like I read somewhere that the newer firmware did include the for her algorithm, but I'm not sure.
Much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy and hang in there for more responses to your post.
Have fun here in the states.