The Body Guidelines: A Metacognitive and Harm Reducing Approach to Gender and Sex in Preclinical Medical School Curriculum

J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2023 Dec 6:10:23821205231215606. doi: 10.1177/23821205231215606. eCollection 2023 Jan-Dec.


The incorporation of sex and gender variables in medical education can be made more intuitive and accurate with thoughtful intervention. The authors propose a flowchart to make medical education tools more precise and applicable to patients who would benefit from a nuanced approach to sex and gender. The Body Guidelines can empower educators to consider sex and gender in terms of the etiology and epidemiology of any given pathologic process or disease.

Keywords: Transgender; gender; intersex; sex.