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Janusmed Sex and Gender

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Sex and gender differences in respiratory health
Health care and research need to do a better job of taking into account sex and gender differences that can affect disease, healthy behaviors, and care delivery, according to speakers at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2021.
09/21/2021

Fewer men have been vaccinated against covid-19 in Sweden
Despite that more men than women have become seriously ill with covid-19, fewer men than women have so far been vaccinated against covid-19, according to Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). The sex difference is seen in all age groups, but most clearly among the younger groups. What causes thsese differences in vaccination rate is difficult to know, but the pattern reflects general gender differences observed in health care seeking behavior.
08/17/2021

Vaccine against covid-19
The knowledge bank now contains sex-specific information on vaccines against covid-19 (ATC code J07BX).
06/16/2021

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Janusmed Sex and Gender is a knowledge bank with structured information on sex and gender aspects on drug treatment. The information is aimed towards healthcare personal. It is possible to search on generic names in English and trade names of drug products on the Swedish market. For detailed information on how to search, click on Search help in the blue search field. The purpose of the web site is to improve drug treatment by providing information on whether drug choice or drug dosing need to consider the patient's sex.

Please note that Janusmed Sex and Gender does not include information on teratogenic effects or compatibility with breast feeding. For this information, please consult the knowledge databases Janusmed Drugs and Birth Defects and Janusmed Drugs and Breastfeeding, respectively (in Swedish).

The Health and Medical Care Administration at Region Stockholm is responsible for the web site. The work is done in collaboration between the Drug Therapeutic Committee in Region Stockholm, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Karolinska University Hospital and Centre for Gender Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.

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