Frequently Asked Questions
Sex and Gender Based Medicine (SGBM) is a field of medicine which incorporates information about how biological sex and the sociocultural aspects of gender affect health and illness for women and men.
You will have access to:
- Online community of SGBM educators, practitioners, researchers, students
- SGBM teaching tools, curricular materials, presentations, guidelines, and other resources
- “In This Case”, a collection of SGBM case studies
- National SGBM Practitioner Registry, searchable for patients and practitioners
- SGBM professional education opportunities
The term “Women’s Health” refers to health conditions that are specific to women and those conditions that differ from men in risk, presentation, and/or response to treatment. For example, both ovarian health issues and cardiovascular disease in women are aspects of Women’s Health.
The term “Men’s Health” refers to health conditions that are specific to men and those conditions that differ from women in risk, presentation, and/or response to treatment. For example, both prostate health issues and cardiovascular disease in men are aspects of Men’s Health.
SGBM is the broader category, which acknowledges that both biological and sociocultural aspects of women’s and men’s health need to be incorporated into management of health and disease. It acknowledges that there is an interrelationship between sex and gender on health outcomes.
Physicians who have completed at least 10 hours of qualifying continuing medical education (CME) specific to sex and gender issues in health and disease are eligible to be listed in the SGBM National Practitioner Registry.
At this time, only physicians are eligible to be in the Registry. However, the Registry will be expanded in the future so that those in pharmacy and nursing and other health professions will also be eligible, as well as SGBM researchers. We expect to expand eligibility beyond physicians later in 2016.
Yes, the professional information you provide will be searchable by others.
It will enable healthcare providers to identify and promote their expertise as a practitioner with specific knowledge about the unique health needs of men and women in order to better provide sex and gender appropriate care. It will also allow others to identify practitioners who have received a certificate of completion in SGBM and who are committed to incorporating this information into their practices.
Continuing medical education credit can be acquired through the series created by the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, “Y Does X Make a Difference”. These modules are FREE.Continuing Education
CME modules in the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health series, “Y Does X Make a Difference” are FREE. Other qualifying CME modules may have a charge.
Yes. Some other types of sex and gender based education may qualify you for eligibility to be listed in the Registry. Information about other qualifying educational activities is available from the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health.Continuing Education
A certificate of completion of qualifying sex and gender based educational activities is available through the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health.Continuing Education
Once you receive a certificate of completion in SGBM and have paid the registration fee, the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health will forward your listing information to the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative. The Collaborative maintains the Registry on behalf of the Laura Bush Institute, and will add your name and professional information to the Registry. You do not need to do anything further.
The initial registration fee is $150 and includes a 3 year listing in the Registry and periodic professional updates from the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative. The fee is payable to the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, and will be used to maintain the Registry. Remember that to join the Registry, a certificate of completion in SGBM from the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health is required.
You can maintain your listing in the Registry by completing 3 hours of additional qualifying sex and gender based CME and by paying a renewal fee of $50 every 2 years.
If a lapse occurs, the registrant will be required to complete 5 hours of CME and pay $100 for reinstatement of a 2 year listing.
The SGBM National Practitioner Database is managed through the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The Registry itself is maintained by the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative on behalf of the Laura Bush Institute. Each practitioner is responsible for providing correct and updated listing information.
Listing in this database is not an endorsement of the individual practitioners or their clinical practice. This database serves as an informational listing only. The Sex and Gender Collaborative and the Laura W. Bush Institute, their boards or members, will not be held liable for the information listed or the actions of any practitioners listed within the database.
Format for Listing
Clinical Practice Website (if desired):
Affiliated Organization (hospital or academic institution):
Clinical Practice: (active or inactive)
States of Licensure:
Date Listed in Registry: