Impacts of integrating sex and gender in research

Did you know that:

  • In Canada, men die younger than women, while women experience a heavier burden of chronic illness.
  • Close to 750,000 Canadians are estimated to be living with Alzheimer's and other dementias – and almost three quarters of them are women.
  • Sex hormones are one of the reasons behind the higher incidence of autoimmune diseases in women – including lupus. Yet lupus affects men too, often with more severe symptoms.

These are just a handful of examples where the integration of sex and gender related questions into research can improve health outcomes for all Canadians.

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