273097 Distinguishing between gender and sex

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Jamie Folsom, MS , Project HOPE, National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, Denver, CO
The purpose of this presentation is to provide a brief overview of gender and sex identifiers. The distinction between sex and gender are critical for gender integration. Gender characteristics are socially constructed, relational, hierarchical, dynamic and context-specific and systematic. A clear understanding of gender characteristics is key to gender integration in health programs

Learning Objectives:
Define the difference between sex and gender

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Gender

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I am part of a team that currently works under two Office on Women's Health grants to provide training, education, and technical assistance assist with the provision of gender responsive programming. I have conducted assessments, trainings, and presentations on gender and HIV at the organizational and national level.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.