CIHR 2000: sex, gender and women's health

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Lorraine Greaves
BC Centre of Excellece for Women's Health
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Vancouver, BC

Describes the importance of gender analysis in health and the negative consequences seen to have resulted from a lack of consideration for sex and gender differences in health research and studies, as well as in clinical practice. Method: The research team reviewed a vast international literature on gender, sex, health, women's health, development and medicine. In addition, the team interviewed thirty-two key informants across four countries who are specialists in aspects of health research. Conclusion: The clear development of a focus for women's health research within the evolving CIHR is needed to correct the uneveness of the evidence base, attract more researchers to the speciality and encourage a comprehensive set of variables to be included across the entire field of health research. Most importantly, it will provide better health outcomes for Canadian women and girls and their families.

Includes bibliographical references and index.