Health Is Affected by Both Sex and Gender

Health is affected by both Sex and Gender
Integrating SEX and GENDER differences into medical education is KEY
to creating evidence-based personalized medicine for men and women.

Do You Know These Differences?

  • Women are susceptible to potentially lethal arrhythmias when they take some of the very medications which stabilize rhythm in men.
  • Men and women absorb and metabolize pain killers and anesthetics differently.
  • Melanoma is more common on the legs in women, and on the head and neck in men.
  • Men are more likely than women to die within 6 months of an osteoporotic hip fracture.
  • Zolpidem is the only FDA approved medication with different dosages recommended by sex thus far.
  • In acute stroke, tPA (the clot-dissolving medication) is twice as likely to be given to men.
  • Aspirin therapy decreases risk of MI in men (but not stroke), while reducing stroke (but not MI) in women.

There are Sex and Gender Differences with Covid-19, including

  • Health Based Differences
  • Equity Issues
  • Reproductive Health and Pregnancy Concerns
  • And more
  • Information and resources can be found HERE


How Sex and Gender Impact Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Guide to Patient Care


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About the Sex and Gender Health Collaborative (SGHC)

Website developed by: Mary Rojek, PhD with assistance from Jan Werbinski, MD.

Faculty Resources

Ready-to-use resources for the educator in sex and gender based health.  Can be used as stand-alone presentations, or easily integrated into your own program.

Student Resources

Ready-to-use resources for students in sex and gender based health.  

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Ready-to-use resources for researchers in sex and gender based health.  These can help you get started in integrating sex and gender concepts into your own research. 

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Ready-to-use resources for clinicians in sex and gender based health.  These can help you get started in seeing how sex and gender impact all aspects of health. 

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