Advancing Sex and Gender Equity in Health and Medicine: understanding, promoting and developing policies for sex and gender sensitive research across health and medicine.


There is a long-standing assumption that medicine, and the research underpinning medical interventions, is gender neutral.
However the important role sex and gender has in risk, detection, treatment and recovery is being uncovered for many major diseases.
Despite this, many research studies do not take sex and gender into account, leading to substantial evidence gaps.

This three-year philanthropically-funded research project is led by the Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW Sydney and The George Institute for Global Health, and builds on and expands previous and ongoing research in both Australia and globally.

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