‘De-sexing’ of medical language is harming patients, NHMRC warned

A 120-member group of researchers and clinicians has responded to two NHMRC consultations around gender and sex data in research.
Dr Karleen Gribble (PhD).

The de-sexing of medical language is perpetuating anti-women bias in research and putting transgender patients’ safety at greater risk, a group of clinicians and researchers have told the NHMRC.

The 120-strong group, led by Dr Karleen Gribble (PhD) from the Western Sydney University School of Nursing and Midwifery, was responding to two NHMRC draft statements on gender and sex data in research.