Understanding and accounting for sex and gender influences on health are key steps toward improving outcomes for all patients—regardless of sex or gender. Introduction: Sex- and Gender-Related Differences in Health is a self-paced training course for researchers, clinicians, and policymakers. The training and Facilitator’s Guide can be used by individuals or teams to initiate dialogue about how—and whether—to incorporate a sex and gender lens into health-related research and clinical care.
Learning objectives for this training are:
- Define the terms “sex” and “gender"
- Understand the confusion caused by imprecise language
- Understand the appropriate applications of the terms “sex” and “gender” in biomedical research
- Describe the ethical considerations related to sex, gender, and health research
- Explain the concepts of a “sex and gender lens” and the “multidimensional framework”
- Describe key regulatory requirements governing sex and gender in biomedical research.
Download the training materials here:
- Introduction: Sex- and Gender-Related Differences in Health Training (PDF, 1.9M)
- Facilitator's Guide for the Introduction: Sex- and Gender-Related Differences in Health Training (PDF, 800K)
For more information, contact ORWHCourses@od.nih.gov,