Special Issue "Sex, Gender and Substance Use"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
There is growing recognition of the impact of sex-related factors and gender-related factors on substance use patterns, effects, interventions and policies. Sex-related factors are biologically-based factors that influence the consumption of substances, their effects on our bodies, and on the impact of treatments and policies. Gender-related factors include the psychosocial, economic and cultural aspects that affect patterns of use, trends, access, and experiences of substance use for men, women and gender diverse individuals. This issue will focus on critical analyses of existing approaches to research and practice. It will feature comprehensive sex- and gender-based analyses, and equity-oriented, intersectional and gender transformative approaches to better understanding sex, gender and substance use.
This Special Issue invites submissions that illustrate the inclusion of sex and/or gender considerations in substance use or addiction research, including prevalence, prevention, harm reduction, treatment, practice, policy and public health. Papers on any drug; legal, illegal or prescribed, are welcome, including experimental, trials, epidemiological, policy analyses, as well as systematic, scoping and narrative reviews.
Prof. Lorraine Greaves
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- Substance use
- Women’s health
- Men’s health