Aims

This project aims to study the effects of biologic sex and social gender on health behaviors such as smoking, drug and alcohol consumption, physical activity, and diet, on cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension, as well as on psychiatric disorders such as depression and its subtypes, anxiety disorders and alcohol use disorders.

What data have been collected?

Biological sex is measured by administrative sex and sex hormone levels (in blood samples). Gender is measured by a questionnaire, which is a translated and adapted version of the Stanford Gender-Related Variables for Health Research (GVHR; Nielsen et al., 2021). The questionnaire measures different aspects of gender, including gender identity, gender norms, and gender-related traits. Specifically, it measures 7 dimensions of gender: caregiving strain, work strain, social support, discrimination, independence, emotional intelligence and risk-taking.

Current phase

Gender*CoLaus is still ongoing (2024-currently)

Study team

Prof. Carole Clair

Prof. Carole Clair

Principal investigator

Dre Aurelie Lasserre

Dre Aurelie Lasserre

Principal investigator

Dre Joëlle Schwarz
Sociologist