Sex and gender in lung health and disease: more than just Xs and Ys

  title={Sex and gender in lung health and disease: more than just Xs and Ys},
  author={Jason Weatherald and Renata L. Riha and Marc Humbert},
  journal={European Respiratory Review},
Every nucleated human cell carries sex chromosomes and every person has a gender. These terms “sex” and “gender” are often used interchangeably and incorrectly in the scientific literature, but they mean different things: sex is a biological attribute associated with physical and physiological features determined by chromosomes, hormones, anatomy and gene expression; whereas gender is a sociocultural construct based on expressions of identity, behaviours and social roles [1]. Thus, sex and… 
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