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Analysis of sex and gender-specific research reveals a common increase in publications and marked differences between disciplines

Sabine Oertelt-Prigione1*, Roza Parol12, Stephan Krohn1, Robert Preißner2 and Vera Regitz-Zagrosek13

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1 Institute of Gender in Medicine, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

2 Structural Bioinformatics Group, Dep. Of Physiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

3 Center for Cardiovascular Research (CCR), Charité-Universitätsmedizin, and German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany

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BMC Medicine 2010, 8:70  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-8-70

Published: 10 November 2010

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Supplementary figure 1. Distribution of gender literature with respect to research categories: the example of Neurology. The field of Neurology was chosen as an example to investigate the variability in research approaches within different diseases part of the same field. (A) Distribution of gender-related studies according to research categories in the overall field of Neurology. (B) Distribution of gender studies with respect to research categories across the six different diseases chosen for the field of Neurology. The distribution trends observed in the field as a whole display variation within single diseases (see the text for details).

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