• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book provides the first resource dedicated to critically examining gender and sex in study designs, methods, and analysis in health research. In order to produce ethical, accurate, and effective research findings it is vital to integrate both sex (biological characteristics) and gender (socially constructed factors) into any health study. This book draws attention to some of the methodological complexities in this enterprise and offers ways to thoughtfully address these by drawing on empirical examples across a range of topics and disciplines.

Implications of Sex and Gender for Health Research: From Concepts to Study Design
Implications of sex and gender for health research: From concepts to study design
Joy L.Johnson, RobinRepta, ShirinKalyan

The importance of incorporating sex and gender in health research is well established (Annandale & Hunt, 1990; Bird & Rieker, 2008; Wizemann & Pardue, 2001; Lorber, 1996). This approach not only leads to better science by elucidating the specific mechanisms of health and disease but also provides evidence on which interventions can be improved and inequities corrected. The inclusion of sex and gender in research is therefore a matter of ethics, as to deny or overlook the impact of these health determinants can ultimately and dramatically affect the well-being of individuals and groups.

As was emphasized in the ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles