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UK medical organisations back dedicated sex and gender research policies

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 11 December 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2912

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A whole sector approach to policy change will accelerate integration of sex and gender in research

  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Twenty nine UK medical research organisations and publishers, including the National Institute for Health and Care Research, the Association of Medical Research Charities, and The BMJ, have pledged their support for the introduction of dedicated policies on sex and gender in biomedical, health, and care research.

Over the past year the organisations have worked with the George Institute for Global Health’s Medical Science Sex and Gender Equity (MESSAGE) project team to design a …

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