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Table 2 Medical student attitudes and perceptions of sex- and gender-based medicine, question 5

From: Sex and gender in medical education: a national student survey

  I am familiar with the topic of sex and gender differences in medicine Women’s Health focuses solely on issues specific to females (menarche, pregnancy, menopause) Sex and gender medicine is the same as women’s health Knowing sex and gender differences improves one’s ability to manage patients The majority of medical knowledge is based on data obtained from males Medical education should include the teaching of sex and gender differences My medical education has included the teaching of sex and gender differences
Year in medical school Percentage agree/strongly agree
First year 79.3 31.2 4.0 97.8 58.3 93.8 48.6
Second year 86.4 29.6 1.6 96.2 63.9 94.8 62.8
Third year 87.1 31.1 1.3 94.0 63.8 93.2 57.4
Fourth year 89.1 33.3 1.6 95.3 63.1 94.8 66.7
Average 85.3 31.0 2.1 96.0 63.2 94.2 58.6
ANOVA (p value) 0.004 0.871 0.033 0.004 0.678 0.050 0.001
ANOVA F 4.527 0.236 2.914 4.533 0.506 2.615 5.246
  1. Students were asked their level of agreement or disagreement via four-point Likert scale about certain statements regarding sex and gender education in medical education, from “strongly disagree” to “strongly agree”. (n = 1070)