Search Resources (English): sex and gender-based analysis

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Health Canada's sex and gender-based analysis policy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/gba/index.html

Provides an introduction to the concept of gender-based analysis (GBA). Looks at the issue of gender equality in health and explains why Health Canada is adopting GBA.

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Published: 2000
Women and water  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/42068

Outlines the research being done by the National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH) on women's relationship to our most essential resource.  The author looks at the NNEWH's website www.womenandwater.ca , a research initiative on women and water in Canada exploring Canadian water issues and the implications for women's health.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2009/2010
Better science with sex and gender: a primer for health research  
http://www.whrn.ca/dnload/better-science-with-sex-and-gender-a-primer.pdf

A primer to help researchers understand how sex and gender contribute to health and to suggest ways to incorporate this understanding into their research practices.

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Published: 2007
SGBA e-learning resource: rising to the challenge  
http://sgba-resource.ca/

Bilingual e-learning website that builds on the Rising to the Challenge SGBA book. Features free tutorials that will allow you to deepen your understanding of SGBA, both the core concepts of sex, gender, diversity and equity and the process.

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Published: 2011
What a difference sex and gender make: a gender, sex and health research casebook (webinar)  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/44213

Three presentations on the IGH's peer-reviewed casebook that presents a range of research-based accounts that illustrate how attending to gender and sex in health research contributes to advancing knowledge, strengthening science and improving knowledge translation. Written from a critically reflective vantage point, chapters share health researchers' experiences in how they came to understand and engage gender and sex in their work. This collection demonstrates that there is much to be gained from the routine integration of gender and sex across the health research spectrum.
Presenting authors:
Adrianna Mendrek (presentation in English): Sex and gender differences in mental health research
Karen Messing (presentation in French): Work exposures and musculoskeletal disorders: how the treatment of gender and sex in population-based surveys can affect detection of exposure-effect relationships
John Oliffe (presentation in English): Mobilizing masculinity to support fathers who want to be smoke free

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Published: 2012
Rising to the challenge: sex- and gender-based analysis for health planning, policy and research in Canada  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/42113

A book and a series of workshops were created by the Atlantic, British Columbia and Prairie Centres of Excellence which outline the core concepts and process of undertaking sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA).  This article describes the successes of both the book and workshop in helping people understand and integrate SGBA into their work.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2010
Serious gaps: how the lack of sex/gender-based analysis impairs health  
http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jwh.2006.15.1116?cookieSet=1&journalCode=jwh

A commentary that takes a critical look at the need for SGBA in health research, practice and policy for improving health outcomes for women.

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Published: December 2006
WHO Gender mainstreaming manual for health managers  
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/health_managers_guide/en/index.html

A user-friendly guide aimed to raise awareness and develop skills on gender analysis and gender responsive planning in health sector activities. Conceptually structured to move from awareness to action throughout a three to four day workshop to reduce gender-based inequities in health.

Includes a Facilitator's Guide and a Participant's Notes.

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Published: 2011
What a difference sex and gender make: a gender, sex and health research casebook  
http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/44082.html

This peer-reviewed casebook presents a range of research-based accounts that illustrate how attending to gender and sex in health research contributes to advancing knowledge, strengthening science and improving knowledge translation. Written from a critically reflective vantage point, chapters share health researchers' experiences in how they came to understand and engage gender and sex in their work. This collection demonstrates that there is much to be gained from the routine integration of gender and sex across the health research spectrum.

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Published: 2012
Women and Water in Canada: The significance of privatization and commercialization trends for women's health  
http://www.womenandwater.ca/pdf/NNEWH%20water%20privatization.pdf

Examines contemporary pressures to move towards the privatization and commercialization of water services and delivery in Canada and evaluates the gendered health implications for women that would flow from these choices.

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Published: August 2009