Activity: Sex and gender in health

Consider each of the following statements about health and consider which factor(s) you think is most relevant sex, gender, or both.

  1. Sex reassignment surgery is not covered in all Canadian provinces by publicly-funded health insurance.
  2. More than 90% of lab research uses male rats and mice.
  3. Males are more likely than females to suffer serious consequences as a result of diabetes.
  4. More women than men develop breast cancer.
  5. Females are more vulnerable than males to HIV infection.
  6. Injury and violence kill more men than women.

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