research product . Other ORP type . 2022

Sex and gender terminology: a glossary for gender-inclusive epidemiology

Rioux, Charlie; Paré, Ash; London-Nadeau, Kira; Juster, Robert Paul; Weedon, Scott; Levasseur-Puhach, Sydney; Freeman, Makayla; Roos, Leslie; Tomfohr-Madsen, Lianne;
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  • Published: 20 Jun 2022
  • Publisher: BMJ
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
There is increased interest in inclusion, diversity and representativeness in epidemiological and community health research. Despite this progress, misunderstanding and conflation of sex and gender have precluded both the accurate description of sex and gender as sample demographics and their inclusion in scientific enquiry aiming to distinguish health disparities due to biological systems, gendered experiences or their social and environmental interactions. The present glossary aims to define and improve understanding of current sex-related and gender-related terminology as an important step to gender-inclusive epidemiological research. Effectively, a proper un...
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free text keywords: sexual and gender minorities, gender identity, LGBT, transgender, non-binary, gender binary, social determinants of health, social epidemiology
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