Sex and gender: modifiers of health, disease, and medicine

The Lancet, Volume 396, Issue 10250, 22–28 August 2020, Pages 565-582
Mauvais-Jarvis, F., et al

Clinicians can encounter sex and gender disparities in diagnostic and therapeutic responses. These disparities are noted in epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, disease progression, and response to treatment. This Review discusses the fundamental influences of sex and gender as modifiers of the major causes of death and morbidity. We articulate how the genetic, epigenetic, and hormonal influences of biological sex influence physiology and disease, and how the social constructs of gender affect the behaviour of the community, clinicians, and patients in the health-care system and interact with pathobiology. We aim to guide clinicians and researchers to consider sex and gender in their approach to diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases as a necessary and fundamental step towards precision medicine, which will benefit men’s and women’s health.


Aboriginal HIV Workshop next week (free)

SHine SA, July 22nd 2016

This FREE interactive half-day workshop will provide workers and volunteers who work with Aboriginal young people an opportunity to learn about HIV in a culturally relevant context.

The workshop will cover:

• What Is HIV?

• Testing

• Prevention

• Treatment

• Stigma & Discrimination

Plus, how to talk to young people about these topics, useful resources and much more…

WHEN Thursday 28 July, 2016
TIME 1:00 – 5:00 pm (Lunch Provided)
WHERE 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide

Registrations close Wednesday 27 July for catering purposes.