Canadian Journal of Public Health Tells Researchers to Address Sex, Gender in Trials
AUTHOR: Jon Tattrie
The Canadian Journal of Public Health now requires all authors to address how they’ve included sex and gender in their research. This has become a problem in recent publications, in which sex and gender differences made a significant difference in treatment outcomes between men and women.
The journal now asks four questions to researchers looking to publish:
“1. Are sex (biological) considerations taken into account in this manuscript? Yes/No
2. Are gender (socio-cultural) considerations taken into account in this manuscript? Yes/No
3. If YES, please describe how sex and/or gender considerations are considered in your manuscript
4. If NO, please explain why sex and/or gender considerations are not applicable in your manuscript.”
This is a much needed improvement in increasing standards by which researchers should conduct experiments, as well as what sort of outcome is considered acceptable for widespread use.
Full article HERE