UBC studies show lack of gender parity in psychology and neuroscience studies

A recent study led by a research cluster at the University of British Columbia has found that neuroscience and psychiatry studies are lacking in gender parity in research subjects. UBC Professor Liisa Galea’s study found that only 17% of the studies she examined used a balanced ratio of men and women. According to the study, the papers analyzed frequently excluded women to “reduce variability,” due to the assumption that women have hormonal fluctuations that lead to variations that cannot be controlled. The study also found that most studies examined do not analyze their data with sex as a factor, even though sex can have an impact on the effects of medical conditions. University Affairs Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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