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.
A searchable listing of providers and practitioners knowledgeable in sex and gender health concepts
Courses/CME Eligible for Registry
- Sex and Gender Specific Health Learning Modules sponsored by the Laura W. Bush WH Institute
- 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 Sex and Gender Specific Health modules created through the Laura W. Bush Institute of Women’s Health. The NIH Office of Women’s Health Research also offers free CME credits for completion of any of their three modules.
The Sex and Gender Specific Health modules and the NIH OWRH modules are FREE. Other qualifying CME modules may have a charge.
Once you receive a certificate of completion in SGBM, the SGSH site will direct you to AMWA’s Sex and Gender Health Collaborative. The Collaborative maintains the Registry 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. Those who attained CME credit at the Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit or the Sex and Gender Health Education Summit are also eligible.
There is no cost to be listed in the Registry. 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 3 years.
The SGBM National Practitioner Database is managed through AMWA’s Sex and Gender Health Collaborative. 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.