What a Difference Sex and Gender Make
In this collection, you will find examples from a diversity of disciplines and health foci where accounting for sex and gender in health research has advanced what we know, improved how we do research and made the products of health research more useful. This is the difference that sex and gender make. What this casebook demonstrates is that this difference is significant; there is much to be gained from the routine integration of gender and sex across the health research spectrum. Each of the 12 chapters in this volume illustrates how health research processes and outcomes can look different when the influences of sex and gender are considered. Written from a critically reflective vantage point, the chapters share researchers’ experiences in how they came to understand and engage gender and sex in their work. Questions to consider are included to encourage readers to explore ways that sex and gender can benefit their own work.