Sex- and Gender-Based Analysis (SGBA) Awareness Week: May 29-June 2

What is SGBA?

Sex- and Gender-Based Analysis (SGBA) is an approach that systematically examines sex-based (biological) and gender-based (socio-cultural) differences between men, women, boys, girls and gender-diverse people. The purpose of SGBA is to promote rigorous science that is sensitive to sex and gender and therefore has the potential to expand our understanding of health determinants for all people.

Why do SGBA?

  • It’s more rigorous.
    The more we understand how sex and gender affect health, the more we can improve health and wellbeing for everyone.
  •  It’s more ethical.
    When research fails to account for sex and gender, the evidence generated may be incomplete or incorrect, resulting in costly knowledge gaps. We risk not only doing harm by assuming that our study results apply to everyone, but also missing critical opportunities to improve health.
  • It’s a government requirement.
    As indicated in the Grants and Awards Guide, CIHR expects that all research applicants will integrate gender and sex into their research designs when appropriate.

Join the conversation

CIHR’s Institute of Gender and Health aims to support all researchers in integrating SGBA into their research. Here’s how you can join:

  •  Tweet using the hashtag #SGBA to tell your tips and tricks for improving the integration of sex and gender in your health discipline.
  • Share IGH’s interactive online training modules with colleagues to support them in integrating sex and gender in their research.

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About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall

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