Sex- and Gender-Based Medicine in Pediatrics


gender-based medicine
sex-based medicine

How to Cite

Yurdakök, M. (2020). Sex- and Gender-Based Medicine in Pediatrics. Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine (JPNIM), 9(1), e090125.


The goal of gender medicine is to recognize and analyze the differences between females and males with the aim of ensuring to everyone the best possible diagnostic and therapeutic approach. However, the term gender medicine is not strictly accurate in childhood as in adults, and sex- and gender-based medicine is more appropriate. In the last decade, many studies have been published on gender medicine in adults, but very few data regarding children are available. In this article, an extended summary of the literature will be presented.