Does your analysis of implications include a consideration of the core concepts of sex, gender, diversity and equity?
Tip: If you need a quick refresher on how the core concepts are defined, go here:
Characterize a population using the core concepts of sex, gender, diversity and equity
Do you have evidence for males, females and those who identify as neither or both? Have you clearly identified the sexes of the populations you are working with or interested in? Hint: Remember that sex is biological and is expressed along a continuum.
Hint: Gaps in the evidence may make it impossible to address the entire continuum of sex. But information may be available for males and females, if not for those who identify as neither or both. Sometimes researchers try to ensure a balance of female and male participants in their studies, but then do not report their findings by sex. Sex-disaggregated data may be available if you ask for it.
Have you factored sex differences and similarities into your analysis?
For example, an analysis of heart disease must take sex differences into account because females and males develop heart disease in different ways and at different stages in their lives. Similarly, the symptoms of heart disease are frequently different for males and females.