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Among transgender children, gender identity as strong as in cisgender children, study shows

November 19, 2019

Children who identify as the gender matching their sex at birth tend to gravitate toward the toys, clothing…
Sex and gender analysis improves science, Stanford scholars say

November 7, 2019

Whether it’s designing equipment or developing drugs, scientists often fail to consider how gendered preferences, biases, and assumptions…
Genes Linked to Sex Ratio and Male Fertility in Mice

October 21, 2019

One of the more recent trends among parents-to-be is the so-called gender reveal, a party complete with pink…
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Scientists link hormone production in baby wallabies to how some human girls are born with genitalia that appear more male than female

October 18, 2019

Research led by the Universities of Birmingham and Manchester has made a connection between the way baby wallabies…
Tackling impact of racism is key to reducing mental health inequalities

October 11, 2019

To mark World Mental Health Day 2019, the findings of a national consultation involving researchers from The University…
Facial recognition software has a gender problem

October 10, 2019

With a brief glance at a single face, emerging facial recognition software can now categorize the gender of…
Stress and resilience: why sex and gender matter

August 19, 2019

For a guy who studies other people’s stress for a living, Robert-Paul Juster certainly seems to handle it…
New study could reset how scientists view sex determination in painted turtle populations

August 6, 2019

A new study from Iowa State University scientists could flip the established framework for how scientists believe geography…
Link between diabetes and heart failure stronger in women than men

July 19, 2019

Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health determined that this differential was greater in type 1 than…
Diversity on teams leads to positive outcomes, but not for all

July 19, 2019

Individuals on teams of diverse people working together can have better outcomes than those on teams with similar…
First Proof-of-Concept Demonstrates Genetic Sex Selection in Mammals

July 11, 2019

Certain plants, insects, crustaceans and fish possess the uncanny ability to change the sex of their offspring before…
Dementia’s gender differences revealed

March 6, 2019

Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, but University of Queensland research has found the disease…
Bias May Affect Providers’ Knowledge of Transgender Health

February 20, 2019

People who are transgender face many barriers in the health-care system — from intake forms that use noninclusive…
Male mice hard-wired to recognize sex of other mice

February 15, 2019

The discovery, by Stanford researchers, of neurons that drive mice’s innate ability to identify the sex of other…
Researchers can predict childhood social transitions

January 18, 2019

Increasingly, children who identify as the gender “opposite” their sex at birth are changing their names, pronouns and often…
Opioid crisis roadmap overlooks gender

January 9, 2019

Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) is calling on a government committee to revise its report on a…
New measure of equality reveals a fuller picture of male well-being

January 4, 2019

Researchers from the University of Missouri and University of Essex in the United Kingdom say a new way…
Finding the first male chromosome

December 20, 2018

Experts studying the evolutionary differentiation of organisms into male and female sexes have identified a very small sex…
Gender Clues

October 3, 2018

A study by Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has found that the immune cells of the…
Sex determined by a single base alteration in DNA

September 12, 2018

Fishing has long been the core industry in the area surrounding Lake Hamana. However, at the Fisheries Laboratory,…
Land use and pollution shift female-to-male ratios in snapping turtles, raising conservation concerns

September 11, 2018

Most of us know that our biological sex is decided by the pairing of X and Y chromosomes…
Baby’s sex affects mother’s metabolism and may influence risk of pregnancy-related complications

July 17, 2018

The sex of a baby controls the level of small molecules known as metabolites in the pregnant mother’s…
To tell the sex of a Galápagos penguin, measure its beak, researchers say

July 4, 2018

It turns out that to tell the sex of a Galápagos penguin, all you need is a ruler.…
Psychologists: Women are not to blame for the wage gap

June 4, 2018

Women should not be blamed for the gender wage gap in the United States, according to psychologists at…
How turning down the heat makes a baby turtle male

May 23, 2018

Boy or girl? For those who want to influence their baby’s sex, superstition and folk wisdom offer no…
Sex after 65: Poll of older adults finds links to health, gender differences, lack of communication with doctors

May 7, 2018

A new poll busts stereotypes about the sex lives of older Americans – and reveals gender and health-related…
Hormones may affect girls’ interests, but not their gender identity or playmates

March 2, 2018

Prenatal exposure to male hormones influences which activities girls are interested and engage in, but the effects of…
More Gender Equality leads to Less Women in STEM, Study Finds

February 25, 2018

With debates on the gender pay gap and the relatively low participation of women in STEM raging on,…
Conflict between males and females could replace evolution of new species

February 22, 2018

New research shows that males and females of the same species can evolve to be so different that…
Study finds children think flexibly about gender identity

January 18, 2018

Children may think more flexibly about gender identities than previously thought, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers.…
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