Cell Reports Medicine 10050 (3):1-3 (2022)

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Helen Zhao
Johns Hopkins University
Marion Boulicault
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marina DiMarco
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract
Policies that require male-female sex comparisons in all areas of biomedical research conflict with the goal of improving health outcomes through context-sensitive individualization of medical care. Sex, like race, requires a rigorous, contextual approach in precision medicine. A “sex contextualist” approach to gender-inclusive medicine better aligns with this aim.
Keywords biological sex, sex contextualism, precision medicine, women's health, sex as a biological variable, SABV
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