Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, Bjoern-Oliver Gohlke, Mathias Dunkel, Robert Preissner and Vera Regitz-Zagrosek GenderMedDB: an interactive database of sex and gender-specific medical literature.
Biol Sex Differ. 2014 May 23;5:7. doi: 10.1186/2042-6410-5-7. eCollection 2014.
GenderMed Database is a systematic collection of scientific publications in the medical field analysing sex and gender differences. The Database includes articles investigating both strictly biological differences between the sexes (sex-specific analysis) and manuscripts detailing the role of psychosocial, economical and cultural aspects as causes for differences between women and men (gender-specific analysis).
It is based on the “Pilot Project Gender Medicine” (2008-2010), conducted at the Institute of Gender in Medicine at Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, which led to the generation of the first gender-specific web archive.
You are now looking at an extended version of this database with several new functions. The database is regularly updated and includes an ever-growing body of knowledge, more than 13 millions abstracts have been screened and more then 13000 are currently included in GenderMedDB. Articles are being screened daily, as they are published in PubMed.
GenderMedDB is a tool for all the scholars, physicians, students, researchers, health-care professionals and many more interested in sex and gender-specific literature. It offers you the opportunity to perform both general publication-based searches, as well as pre-selected content-based searches. Furthermore, if some of your research or the research of your colleagues has not been included, you have the option to input it manually.
The database is publicly accessible, but password-protected. If you are interested in accessing it, please follow the directions for registration. Your personal username and password will be sent to you shortly thereafter.
GenderMedDB has been designed as an aid tool for the wider research community interested in sex and gender difference We hope that you will take advantage of this subject-specific collection, inform us if you have any comments and suggestions and maybe help us by making us aware of publications that have not been identified yet.