Sex and Gender In Research
A patient’s biological sex and/or gender is often a neglected factor in biomedical research. Yet in order to understand differences in the emergence and progression of diseases and to develop suitable treatments, it is important for such research to take sex and gender differences into account. Considering sex and gender aspects adds a valuable dimension to research and makes sure that everyone gets the best medical treatment.
Several funding agencies, such as the European Union or the DFG and also some bio/medical journals are required to integrate sex and gender aspects into research projects.
Below you can find links to initiatives and organizations dedicated to sex and gender in research.