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Acknowledgement of gender identity

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, also known as Women’s Health Australia, was established to gather information to inform policies and services focussed on improving the health and wellbeing of Australian women. We acknowledge that the boundaries around what “women’s health” incorporates are not always clear, and that sex and gender are distinct concepts. Although it is necessary for us to collect information on health topics related to the female sex (i.e. menstruation, childbirth, menopause), we acknowledge that not everyone who identifies as a woman experiences these female-specific health issues or identifies as female. We value the contribution of all our participants over the years.