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Children at Swedish 'gender-neutral' preschools are less likely to gender-stereotype
A new study from Uppsala University in Sweden has indicated that the norm-conscious practices used by teachers at preschools termed 'gender-neutral' are associated with reductions in children's tendencies to make gender-stereotypical assumption. The practices are also associated with children's increased interest in playing with unfamiliar peers of the opposite sex. (2017-05-29)

Study identifies gender differences in reported adverse drug reactions
In a British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study, investigators uncovered numerous gender differences in reports of adverse drug reactions sent to the National Pharmacovigilance Centre in the Netherlands. (2019-04-03)

Women at heart: stop the bias
Advances in diagnosis and treatment have resulted in a decrease of mortality among men, but not among women. (2005-09-05)

Gender equality and economic development promote gender-specific preferences
The more equal women's opportunities compared to men's, and the more resources women have, the more their preferences differ from men's, suggests a new study based on survey data from nearly 80 countries. (2018-10-18)

Gender bias leaves South Asia's women in poor health
Gender discrimination in South Asia has led to a systematic devaluing and neglect of women's health, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-04-01)

Suicide methods differ between men and women
Women who commit suicide are more likely than men to avoid facial disfiguration, but not necessarily in the name of vanity. Researchers show that there are marked gender differences in the use of suicide methods that disfigure the face or head. While firearms are the preferred method for both men and women, women are less likely to shoot themselves in the head. The study is published online in Springer's journal Sex Roles. (2011-08-30)

Mars and Venus on the therapist's couch
That is one of the findings of a study by Katie Holloway from the University of Portsmouth and colleagues being presented today, Thursday Jan. 19, 2017, to the annual conference of the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology in Liverpool. (2017-01-18)

Clarity needed in studies on gender and access to cardiac rehabilitation
Sex-based inequalities in life expectancy and quality due to heart disease are repeatedly described, but how gender and social structure play roles in this phenomenon are unclear. Women and men can equally benefit from secondary prevention/cardiac rehabilitation, and there is a need to understand gender barriers to uptake. (2015-02-02)

Inclusion of too few women in clinical drug research puts them at risk
Not enough women are being included in European clinical drug trials, despite the acknowledged gender differences in the effectiveness of treatments, say public health researchers in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2006-10-18)

Gender gap in spatial ability can be reduced through training
A new study describes an intervention that is effective in eliminating the gender gap in spatial abilities. While the research doesn't yet show that the intervention leads to better achievement in science, math, and engineering for girls, this is a promising direction for supporting girls' achievement and eventual contributions in these areas. The study involved roughly 100 first graders, with half receiving the intervention and half not receiving it. (2010-09-15)

COVID: women are less likely to put themselves in danger
Women's attitudes and behaviors may have contributed to their reduced vulnerability and mortality. A survey conducted in 8 OECD countries shows that they consider the Coronavirus a more serious problem than men, are more likely to approve health policies and less likely to disregard them (2020-10-16)

Pretty in pink and boisterous in blue?
Two researchers from the University of Hong Kong suggest that toymakers and parents avoid gender-labelling toys, remove colour divides, and manufacture toys for both boys and girls in a wide range of colours. Sui Ping Yeung and Wang Ivy Wong's study is published in Springer's journal Sex Roles, and shows how easily preschoolers' ideas about what is appropriate for their gender is manipulated. (2018-01-04)

Girls more anxious about mathematics, STEM subjects compared to boys
Global studies have shown that women are underrepresented in some science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and fields. Even in countries with higher gender equality, sex differences in math and technical scores persist. Now, using international data, a team of psychologists from the University of Missouri, the University of California-Irvine and the University of Glasgow in Scotland, have determined that, overall, girls experience negative emotions about mathematics that can result in avoidance of math topics. (2016-04-21)

Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish
Improved living conditions and less gender-restricted educational opportunities reduce the cognitive disparities between men and women or improve the gap in favor of women, according to new research by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Karolinska Institutet. (2014-07-28)

Does the language gender system of English and Spanish affect consumers' perception of brands?
Is a car masculine or feminine? It's not a trick question. In Spanish, car is el automobile, making it masculine. But in English, a car is a car and what's more important is its make. But, a study published in the September 2005 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research reveals that linguistic gender plays a role as a categorization tool for brand evaluation and recall in both English and Spanish. (2005-07-18)

European medical research still ignoring women
Despite the European Union's commitment to gender equality, women are still underrepresented on the committees that sanction research while the impact of gender differences continues to be ignored in clinical trials, suggests a study in the Journal of Medical Ethics. (2007-02-05)

Gendered play in hunter-gatherer children strongly influenced by community demographics
The gendered play of children from 2 hunter-gatherer societies is strongly influenced by the demographics of their communities and the gender roles modelled by the adults around them, a new study finds. (2019-09-26)

Personality differences between the sexes are largest in the most gender equal countries
The self-rated personalities of men and women differ more in more gender equal countries, according to recent research from the University of Gothenburg, University West and the University of Skövde. (2018-10-11)

Sex differences in the normal composition of the heart may explain unique gender outcomes
New findings add to the understanding of the many ways in which Women and Men Differ in Cardiac Pathophysiology, leading to differences in heart disease outcomes. Groundbreaking new insights on the differences in sympathetic nervous system function between women and men will be presented by Marianne Legato, MD, a globally recognized expert in gender specific medicine. (2013-03-15)

Gender gaps in STEM college majors emerge in high school
Although studies have shown that women are more likely than men to enter and complete college in U.S. higher education, women are less likely to earn degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields. In new research, Kim Weeden, the Jan Rock Zubrow '77 Professor of the Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, traces the discrepancy in college majors back to gender differences that emerge early in high school. (2020-07-02)

Young children think gender-related behavior is inborn
A new study surveying more than 450 Americans ages 5-20 confirms that young children think about gender in the same way they think about species. The study also finds that it is not until the age of 10 that children treat gender and species concepts differently. These findings have important implications for how children think about activities that are culturally associated with the other gender (e.g., how girls think about math and science). (2009-04-29)

Opioid crisis roadmap overlooks gender
Women's Health Research at Yale (WHRY) is calling on a government committee to revise its report on a coordinated response to the opioid epidemic so that it reflects the unique needs of women. (2019-01-06)

Different views of gender roles explain Swedish-Danish differences in parental leave policy
In 1974, Sweden became the first country in the world to allow men to go on parental leave. This was largely a result of the idea carriers making the issue a matter of gender neutrality, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2011-11-08)

When disease discriminates: Women and COPD
Women have made a good deal of welcome progress in the last several decades, but at least one advance is unwanted: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is on the rise in women in prevalence, morbidity and mortality. By 2000, the number of women dying from COPD surpassed the number of men. But the rising number of cases in women has not been matched by medical understanding of the disease's apparent gender bias. (2007-12-14)

Males with IBS report more social stress than females, UB study finds
One of the few studies to examine gender differences among patients with irritable bowel syndrome has found that males with the condition experience more interpersonal difficulties than do females with the condition. (2014-10-20)

Teens tell different tales about themselves depending on gender
During adolescence, the stories young people tell about themselves reflects their development of a personal identity and sense of self, and those autobiographical narratives vary depending on the teens' gender, according to a University of Missouri psychologist and her colleagues. (2012-09-05)

Gender equality influences how people choose their partners
Men and women clearly have different strategies for picking sexual partners, but the reason why differences exist is less clear. The classic explanation for these differences has been that men's and women's brains have evolved to make certain choices, but a new study in Psychological Science, a publication of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that evolution is only part of the answer. (2012-09-05)

Sexual orientation affects how we navigate and recall lost objects, but age just targets gender
Researchers at the University of Warwick have found that sexual orientation has a real effect on how we perform mental tasks such as navigating with a map in a car but that old age does not discriminate on grounds of sexual orientation and withers all men's minds alike just ahead of women's. (2007-05-23)

Gender Differences Found In The Way Boys And Girls Solve Math Problems
Boys and girls show differences in how they solve math problems as early as the first grade, but they are equally good at arriving at correct answers, a new study shows. A second study of middle school math students shows that concerns about looking stupid before their peers discourages students who need the most help to ask for it. (1997-06-04)

Study of transgender preschoolers assesses preferences and identity
Gender may be the earliest identity and social category to emerge in development, research suggests, and acquiring knowledge about one's gender is considered a critical part of early childhood development. In one of the first examinations of early gender development among transgender preschoolers, a new study has found that these children were just as likely as nontransgender children to have preferences associated with their gender, and to have as strong and clear a sense of their gender identity. (2017-04-25)

Gender studies has found its place in academia
Sweden is considered to be one of the countries with the highest level of equality. It was here that gender studies was first established as its own subject within academia. Mia Liinason at Lund University in Sweden has conducted research on what gender studies has achieved and what it has failed to achieve during its 30 years in Swedish universities. (2011-05-12)

Do toddlers pick up gender roles during play?
The differences in mothers' and fathers' interactions with their children, particularly in play situations, may influence toddlers' associations of specific behaviors with male and female genders. According to Eric Lindsey from Penn State Berks in the US, and his colleagues, context, gender of the parent and gender of the child combine in a complex pattern to shape parent-child interaction. Their findings are published online in Springer's journal Sex Roles. (2010-06-10)

Addressing the persistent gender gaps in some STEM pursuits
In a Policy Forum, Joseph Cimpian and colleagues identify blind spots in current educational policy designed to remedy gender inequity in STEM and argue that interventions may need to become more nuanced concerning student achievement. (2020-06-18)

Sexual orientation and gender conforming traits in women are genetic
Sexual orientation and 'gender conformity' in women are both genetic traits, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London. (2011-07-07)

Researchers find an evolutionarily preserved signature in the primate brain
Researchers have determined that there are hundreds of biological differences between the sexes when it comes to gene expression in the cerebral cortex of humans and other primates. These findings, published June 20 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics, indicate that some of these differences arose a very long time ago and have been preserved through evolution. These conserved differences constitute a signature of sex differences in the brain. (2008-06-19)

Study finds no gender-related difference in neurocognitive testing after sports-related concussions
A Vanderbilt University Medical Center study, conducted to review symptoms and neurocognitive findings in male and female high school soccer players, shows no gender-related differences. (2012-10-02)

Study finds young driver's gender linked to crash type, injury severity
A study finds that gender differences do exist in young drivers when it comes to safety. Gender is often related to what type of severe or fatal crash a young male or young female driver will be involved in. (2014-08-26)

News media subtly influences attitudes about gender differences
Recent Yale studies found that political ideology influences how the popular press reports research findings. (2004-09-08)

Gender roles: Men and women are not so different after all
Gender is a large part of our identity that is often defined by our psychological differences as men and women. Not surprisingly, those differences are reflected in many gender stereotypes -- men rarely share their feelings, while women are more emotional -- but an Iowa State University researcher says in reality men and women are more alike than we may think. (2015-01-29)

IU research examines gender differences in excuses for failure
Women have less tolerance than men when it comes to rationalizing things like a poor test performance according to just published research by Indiana University social psychologist Edward Hirt, who studied gender differences in the concept of self-handicapping. (2003-02-06)

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