Women's Health Research Network
Better Science with Sex and Gender: A Primer for Health Research
This primer provides pragmatic suggestions for how to successfully employ a sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) in health research. Specifically, it defines sex and gender, outlines some designs for operationalizing SGBA in health research, and offers numerous illustrations of already-generated knowledge that uses an SGBA approach. This primer is a broad, comprehensive guide that applies to all areas of health research, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) four pillars of health research — biomedical, clinical, health systems, and social and cultural dimensions of health — as well as areas of health policy.