Sex Gender WordsUnderstanding and accounting for sex and gender influences on health and disease are key steps toward improving patient outcomes. Introduction to Sex and Gender: Core Concepts for Health-Related Research explores sex, gender, and intersectionality as health-related variables, as well as the complexity within those domains. The narrated video and downloadable PDF slide deck provide an accessible overview and were developed for a wide audience in mind. These materials are appropriate for anyone who touches the health care and health-related research ecosystems – researchers, healthcare providers, policymakers, patients, advocates, and students.

Learning objectives for this course are:

  1. Understand commonly used definitions of sex, gender, and intersectionality
  2. Understand the complexity of sex and gender as health-related variables
  3. Identify appropriate applications of the terms “sex” and “gender” in health research

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