Gender inequities in health research : an Australian perspective

Bennett, Belinda, Karpin, Isabel, Ballantyne, Angela, & Rogers, Wendy (2008) Gender inequities in health research : an Australian perspective. In Michael, Freeman (Ed.) Law and Bioethics : Current Legal Issues. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 409-431.

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This chapter presents the current challenges facing legislators, regulators, researchers, and ethics committees in determining how and when to include women appropriately in research, and ensure that sex analysis of research results is routinely performed. It offers five issues that require attention to address these challenges: that national regulatory statements could provide researchers with definitions of the terms ‘sex’ , ‘gender’, and ‘gender equity’ in research; that sex and gender analysis should be built into health research protocols; the lack of internationally comparable data regarding the rates of inclusion of men and women presents a major hurdle for analysing the efficacy of different regulatory strategies; the accessibility of data would be facilitated by a requirement for publication of the results of health research to include descriptions of sex analysis performed on research data; and that institutional review boards, research ethics committees, and researchers themselves require better education about the scientific and ethical importance of including of women in clinical research.

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ID Code: 70922
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: sex, gender, inequality, health research, Australia, gender difference, difference, regulation
DOI: 10.1093/oso:acprof/9780199545520.003.0022
ISBN: 9780199545520
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 01 May 2014 05:01
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 16:12

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