Goals and Objectives

To facilitate interdisciplinary research on sex/gender differences at all levels of biological organization;

To advance the understanding of sex/gender differences by bringing together scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds;

To encourage the application of new knowledge of sex/gender differences to improve health and health care; and

To promote the field of sex/gender differences research through education, mentoring, and outreach.

In order to facilitate the exchange of information about sex differences among researchers, OSSD holds a multidisciplinary annual meeting and has an official journal, Biology of Sex Differences.

OSSD membership is open to individuals working in the life and health sciences who have demonstrated an interest in the study of sex/gender differences.