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Women and Drugs

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Women and men may face unique issues when it comes to substance use, as a result of both sex and gender. Sex differences result from biology, or being genetically female or male, while gender differences are based on culturally defined roles for men and women, as well as those who feel uncomfortable identifying with either category; such roles influence how people perceive themselves and how they interact with others. Sex and gender can also interact with each other to create even more complex differences between men and women. Read the DrugFacts

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ORWH recently established a new Science Policy Travel Scholar Award to assist a junior investigator in traveling to the Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD). The 2019 meeting will take place in Washington, D.C., May 5 – 8. The goal of this program is to support the development of new investigators who are focused on women’s health and sex/gender differences, and who also have an interest in research policy.

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This page was last updated March 2018

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    NIDA. (2018, March 9). Women and Drugs. Retrieved from http://www.henanqingdian.com/related-topics/women-drugs

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