Being more censu-tive to diversity in research | Opinion

Being more censu-tive to diversity in research | Opinion

A small step to improve representation regarding gender identity2021 was the first year the census in England and Wales asked: “Is the gender you identify with the same as your sex registered at birth?”This allowed for better representation of the transgender and gender non-binary communities. It is a crucial step in recognising these communities and producing insights that can impact distribution and access to resources such as NHS funding for gender related healthcare.Such edits allow for the transgender and gender non-binary communities to see themselves reflected in the census. This may seem a small thing, but it provides people in these communities a sense of inclusion and recognition.Conversely, if the census hadn’t made this edit, it’d risk transgender and gender non-binary communities feeling isolated and not included in policy maker’s thinking.

Including gender identity positively affects that population – important to consider.

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