sex and gender-based analysis

Sex, gender and diversity-based analysis checklist

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Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Aims to to encourage and provide guidance to the substance abuse workforce for taking the initial steps towards applying SGDBA to all of their activities. Summarises the processes of applying a sex, gender and diversity lens when developing initiatives, including providing a helpful checklist to guide one through the first steps. Outlines a simplified process that lays the groundwork for future and more comprehensive sex, gender and diversity-based analysis as resources become available.

Developed by CCSA in collaboration with Nancy Poole, Colleen Dell, and the National Advisory Group on Youth Substance Abuse Prevention, to ensure that the needs and realities of boys and girls, women and men, and diverse populations are considered within A Drug Prevention Strategy for Canada’s Youth—a national prevention strategy that aims to reduce illicit drug use by Canadian youth between the ages of 10–24. The tool can be applied to all substance abuse initiatives, from treatment to prevention to workforce development and enforcement.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Theory and key concepts in gender, sex, and health research (video)

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The Insititute of Gender and Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A training video that acts as a foundational introduction to the field of gender, sex, and health research presented by leading experts in the the field. Participants will expand their understanding of: 1. The differences between sex and gender, while taking into account the complexities of each category (Dr. Joy Johnson); 2. How paradigms inform definitions and designs in gender, sex, and health research (Dr.Blye Frank); 3. The concept of intersectionality, and how other markers of social difference intersect with gender and sex (Dr. Olena Hankivsky); and 4. How gender and sex can be integrated in health research, as well as best practices and emerging innovations in the field (Dr. Gillian Einstein).

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Presenters: Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Gender and Health; Dr. Blye Frank, Chair, Institute Advisory Board, Institute of Gender and Health; Professor and Head of Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University; Dr. Olena Hankivsky, Associate Professor, Public Policy Program, Simon Fraser University; Dr. Gillian Einstein, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto. 197.4Mb/Microsoft Windows Media Video

Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

Established in 1997 as a network comprising nongovernmental organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), cooperating agencies, and the Bureau for Global Health of USAID. Promotes gender equity within population, health, and nutrition programs with the goal of improving reproductive health/HIV/AIDS outcomes and fostering sustainable development. Has 60 to 80 active members and maintains a listserv with more than 1,200 subscribers. A major focus of the group has been on gender education, advocacy, and the development of operational tools.

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igwg@prb.org

Gender and health eToolkit

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The Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG), the K4Health Project and the U.S. Agency for International Development

Provides practical, "how-to" methodologies and tools on gender that are designed to move health practitioners and managers from awareness and commitment to direct application and practice in policy and program design, implementation, research, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation. This is a companion site to the IGWG website ( http://www.igwg.org/ ) which has become a premier site for gender and reproductive health information, publications, and networking. The eToolkit broadens the set of resources available to USAID staff, contractors, gender experts, and other public health specialists and service providers. It provides access to hundreds of tools, to other gender toolkits and databases, and to prominent gender and health websites throughout the world. The eToolkit will be updated continuously to include new, relevant tools as they become available. Offline copies of the toolkit on CD or flash drive are available upon request.

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Brain storm: the flaws in the science of sex differences

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Paper
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Dr. Rebecca Jordan-Young
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Harvard University Press
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Cambridge, MA

Analyzing virtually all published research that supports the claims of "human brain organization theory" that sex differences are hardwired into the brain, the author shows how often these studies fail the standards of science. She argues that the analysis of gender differences deserves far more rigorous, biologically sophisticated science.

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ISBN-13: 9780674057302 (Hardcover)
ISBN 9780674063518 (Paperback)
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Contains notes, bibliographical references and index. $19.95 PAPERBACK, $35.00 HARDCOVER, 408 pages

Biology of sex differences

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Online
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Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD)
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Washington DC

The official journal of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal launched by BioMed Central. BSD considers manuscripts on all aspects of the effects of sex on biology and disease. Articles published in BSD relate to sex differences and feature articles on the separate and interacting effects of any hormonal, genetic, or environmental factors which cause sex differences in phenotype or disease.

Some topic areas in BSD include, but are not limited to, sex differences in: the genome, epigenetics, molecular and cell biology, tissue biology, physiology, body interactions, and clinical studies focused on sex differences.

The journal also publishes articles about sex-specific factors that counteract each other to reduce sex differences rather than cause them. Of particular interest is material about the biological origins of sex differences in disease models, animal or human. BSD welcomes papers reporting on sex differences in clinical studies or other studies of humans, particularly if they affect the biological mechanisms related to human physiology or disease.

This journal is available worldwide at no cost to anyone online. Submit articles via their online submission form.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD)

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Research

OSSD is an affiliate of the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) that works to enhance the knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds.

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202-496-5009
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ossdwebmaster@swhr.org
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202-833-3472
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1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 701
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Washington, DC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036
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USA

Sex, drugs and gender roles: mapping the use of sex and gender based analysis in pharmaceutical policy research

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Devon L Greyson
Annelies RE Becu
Steven G Morgan
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9:26
Publisher: 
International Journal for Equity in Health
Publication Date: 
2010

A study by researchers at the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research that concluded that the practice of sex- and gender-based analysis has still not been “internalized” or “mainstreamed by the community of pharmaceutical policy researchers. The author’s state that “increased application of SGBA is, in most cases, not only appropriate for the topics under investigation, but well within the reach of today's pharmaceutical policy researchers.”

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Contains bibliographical references. doi:10.1186/1475-9276-9-26

Women in Canada: a gender-based statistical report 2010-2011

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Femmes au Canada : rapport statistique fondé sur le sexe 2010-2011
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Vincent Ferrao
Cara Williams
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Sixth edition
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

The 25th anniversary of this publication includes chapters on immigrant women, women in a visible minority, Aboriginal women, senior women, and women with participation and activity limitations. The first edition was published in 1985, the year of the United Nations Third World Conference on Women in Nairobi. The report from the Conference noted that a ‘lack of reliable data prevents the assessment of relative improvements in women's status in the various sectors’, and urged ‘[f]urther investment in evolving adequate gender-specific data’.Women in Canada’s scope and purpose outlined in 1985 responded to that call, and continues today, intending to aid the continuing discussion and evaluation of the changing roles and social characteristics of Canadian women as well as contribute to the development of policies concerning the status of women in Canada.

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Network/Le Réseau - Spring/Summer 2009

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Le Réseau/Network - Printemps/Ete 2009
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Ellen Reynolds
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Volume11, Number 2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women’s Health Network
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This issue of Network focuses on why and how gender matters in mental health in Canada—a high priority for the Canadian Women’s Health Network and the Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health.

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ISSN: 1480 - 0039
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Contains bibliographical references. Table of contents: Editor's Note, Mind the (gender) gap…in Canada’s new mental health framework, Making the links: Violence, trauma and mental health,‘Trauma-informed’: Symposium examines trauma, addictions and mental health, Girls take action on mental health: Gender and the mental health of young Canadians, Understanding stigma through a gender lens, Who’s caring for the caregivers? Symposium focuses on the mental health of women health care workers, Naming ‘workplace bullying’, Women workers speak out, Bridging the gaps: Survey examines accessibility at women’s shelters, Shelley’s story, Helping women help themselves: Brief Psychotherapy Centre for Women stands the test of time, In her own words: A Real Deal, In her own words: How I dealt with grief and depression, In her own words: The Art Studios: An aid to recovery, Are there alternatives to drugs?, What we're reading
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