Introduction - research ethics : women, sex, and gender in biomedical research

Ballantyne, Angela, Bennett, Belinda, Karpin, Isabel Ann, & Rogers, Wendy (2008) Introduction - research ethics : women, sex, and gender in biomedical research. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 1(2), pp. 1-4.

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The ethical governance of biomedical research is an area of intense international debate. Scholars argue about who should regulate and how, the appropriate role for ethics committees, what kind of research should be included, and who should be involved in monitoring compliance. A particular aspect of these debates concerns the inclusion of women as research participants and the efforts to ensure that researchers consistently investigate questions of sex and gender in health research. There is increasing evidence of the role of sex in the manifestation and course of some illnesses and their treatment. Moreover, evidence suggests that gendered expectations also affect health outcomes. This special issue investigates how researchers are addressing these issues and debates the appropriate roles of policy makers, ethicists, and lawyers in ensuring that sex and gender differences are taken into account in the development, conduct, and reporting of health research.

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ID Code: 71220
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1937-4585
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Indiana University Press
Deposited On: 08 May 2014 03:25
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 05:29

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