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WHO: Differentiating Sex and Gender in Data Collection

The article featured in Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO), argues that clearly differentiating between the terms “sex” and “gender” is critical for accurately tracking progress on global health initiatives aimed at promoting gender equality. Sex generally refers to biological characteristics, while gender refers to socially constructed roles and norms, though both can exist […]

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Differences between Sex Disaggregated Data and Gendered Health Data

Sex is a crucial determinant of health, and it has been proven that disease outcomes, occurrences, and health care needs differ for women and men. Sex disaggregated data are typically collected and analyzed in two biological categories: males and females, and then used to develop programs and policies to improve health outcomes.   However, sex disaggregated […]

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