Gendered Innovation in Health and Medicine

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Gendered Innovations” integrates sex and gender analysis into all phases of biomedical and health research to assure excellence and quality in outcomes. This article reports on the interdisciplinary, international collaboration that produced: 1) state-of-the-art methods of sex and gender analysis for health and medi-cine; and 2) case studies to illustrate how gen-der analysis leads to discovery in biomedicine and better outcomes in health research: os-teoporosis research in men, the genetics of sex determination, heart disease in women, stem cell research, animal research, nutrige-nomics and degendering knee implants. The article concludes with a short review of policy at the Canadian, US, and European institutes of health, medical curricula, and policies for peer-reviewed journals in relation to reporting sex/gender analysis in research

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