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Comment & Response
March 7, 2017

Sex and Gender Reporting in Research

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Fenway Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

JAMA. 2017;317(9):974-975. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0145

To the Editor In a Viewpoint, Drs Clayton and Tannebaum1 highlighted the importance of appropriately reporting sex and gender in clinical research. However, their recommendations to report sex (male, female) and gender (man, woman) fall short of the realities of patients’ genetic, biological, and lived experiences and the effects on their health and well-being.