Do your recommendations address the core concepts of sex, gender, diversity and equity?
Tip: If you need a quick refresher on how the core concepts are defined, click here.
Characterize a population using the core concepts of sex, gender, diversity and equity
Do these recommendations recognize and address the differing needs and experiences of females, males and those who identify as neither or both? If not, why not.
Hint: Remember that sex is biological and is expressed along a continuum.
For example, recommendations for weight loss programs need to include an understanding that male and female bodies gain and lose weight differently. A single program of exercise or diet is not likely to work equally well for males and females or for those who identify as neither or both.
Hint: Gaps in the evidence may make it impossible to develop recommendations that address the entire continuum of sex. But data 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.