National Sex and Gender Based Medicine Practitioner Registry and FAQs
A registry of medical practitioners who have demonstrated a commitment to applying sex and gender evidence into their clinical practice, and who have completed a certificate program which requires 10 hours of accredited sex and gender specific health continuing medical education (CME) activities. The Registry is searchable by the public to find providers knowledgeable about sex and gender differences in health.
Courses/CME Eligible for Registry
- Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health: “Y Does X Make a Difference”
- NIH Office of Women’s Health Research: Any of their three modules
- Other courses with approval
Frequently Asked Questions
Sex and Gender Based Medicine (SGBM) is a field of medicine which incorporates information about how biological sex and the sociocultural aspects of gender affect health and illness for women and men.
You will have access to:
- Online community of SGBM educators, practitioners, researchers, students
- SGBM teaching tools, curricular materials, presentations, guidelines, and other resources
- “In This Case”, a collection of SGBM case studies
- National SGBM Practitioner Registry, searchable for patients and practitioners
- SGBM professional education opportunities
The term “Women’s Health” refers to health conditions that are specific to women and those conditions that differ from men in risk, presentation, and/or response to treatment. For example, both ovarian health issues and cardiovascular disease in women are aspects of Women’s Health.
The term “Men’s Health” refers to health conditions that are specific to men and those conditions that differ from women in risk, presentation, and/or response to treatment. For example, both prostate health issues and cardiovascular disease in men are aspects of Men’s Health.
SGBM is the broader category, which acknowledges that both biological and sociocultural aspects of women’s and men’s health need to be incorporated into management of health and disease. It acknowledges that there is an interrelationship between sex and gender on health outcomes.
Physicians who have completed at least 10 hours of qualifying continuing medical education (CME) specific to sex and gender issues in health and disease are eligible to be listed in the SGBM National Practitioner Registry.
At this time, only physicians are eligible to be in the Registry. However, the Registry will be expanded in the future so that those in pharmacy and nursing and other health professions will also be eligible, as well as SGBM researchers. We expect to expand eligibility beyond physicians later in 2019.
Yes, the professional information you provide will be searchable by others.
It will enable healthcare providers to identify and promote their expertise as a practitioner with specific knowledge about the unique health needs of men and women in order to better provide sex and gender appropriate care. It will also allow others to identify practitioners who have received a certificate of completion in SGBM and who are committed to incorporating this information into their practices.
SGBM continuing medical education certificates (but not CME credit) can be acquired through the series created by the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, “Y Does X Make a Difference”. The NIH Office of Women’s Health Research also offers free credits for completion of any of their three modules.
CME modules in the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health series, “Y Does X Make a Difference” and the NIH OWRH modules are FREE. Other qualifying CME modules may have a charge.
Yes. Some other types of sex and gender based education may qualify you for eligibility to be listed in the Registry. Information about other qualifying educational activities is available from the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health.
Once you receive a certificate of completion in SGBM, the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health will forward your listing information to AMWA’s Sex and Gender Health Collaborative. The Collaborative maintains the Registry on behalf of the Laura Bush Institute, and will add your name and professional information to the Registry. If you have other documentation of knowledge in SGBM, please contact the Executive Director at SGHC, and we will use that documentation to determine your listing in the Registry.
There is no cost to be listed in the Registry. Listings are for 3 years. Remember that to join the Registry, a certificate of completion in SGBM from the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health or the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health is required.
You can maintain your listing in the Registry by completing 3 hours of additional qualifying sex and gender based CME every 2 years.
If a lapse occurs, the registrant will be required to complete 5 hours of CME and pay $100 for reinstatement of a 2 year listing.
The SGBM National Practitioner Database is managed through the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The Registry itself is maintained by the Sex and Gender Health Collaborative on behalf of the Laura Bush Institute. Each practitioner is responsible for providing correct and updated listing information.
Listing in this database is not an endorsement of the individual practitioners or their clinical practice. This database serves as an informational listing only. The Sex and Gender Health Collaborative and the Laura W. Bush Institute, their boards or members, will not be held liable for the information listed or the actions of any practitioners listed within the database.