U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Publishes Article Addressing Sex and Gender in Primary Care Prevention

October 25, 2021 – Today the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published an article titled, “USPSTF Approach to Addressing Sex and Gender When Making Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services,” in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Authored by members of the Task Force, this article asserts that research studies of clinical preventive services often do not fully consider biological sex and gender identity, leaving the Task Force without the data necessary to offer more nuanced recommendations. The article calls for all clinical research to adopt a more inclusive approach to considering and reporting the sex and gender of study participants and outlines the steps the Task Force is taking now to update the way it addresses sex and gender in its recommendations.

To read the full statement, please go to the JAMA website here.