Canada Research Chair in Shared Decision Making and Knowledge Translation

Amédé Gogovor publishes a commentary on sex and gender analysis in knowledge translation interventions

Sex and gender considerations are understood as essential components of knowledge translation in the design, implementation and reporting of interventions. Integrating sex and gender ensures more relevant evidence for translating into the real world. Canada offers specific funding opportunities for knowledge translation projects that integrate sex and gender. In this Commentary, authors reflects on the challenges and solutions for integrating sex and gender encountered in six funded knowledge translation projects. Solutions included educating stakeholders on the use of sex and gender concepts, triangulating perspectives of researchers and end-users, and participating in organizations and committees to influence policies and practices. Unresolved challenges included difficulty integrating sex and gender considerations with principles of patient-oriented research, a lack of validated measurement tools for gender, and a paucity of experts in intersectionality. Read more here.

By Titilayo Agbadje, 29/09/2020