Letter to the Editor| Volume 167, ISSUE 6, P1026, June 2020

Is it sex, gender, or both? A plea for clarification in scientific presentations

Published:April 17, 2020DOI:
      I am writing in reference to something that I have recently observed both in published articles and oral presentations at national meetings. The issue relates to the use of the terms “sex” and “gender.” I have observed on several occasions an author or presenter describe his or her findings in the context of male or female gender, when it would appear that they actually are referring to male or female sex.
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