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Why social scientists still need data on sex – not only gender identity

By Alice Sullivan, Professor of Sociology, University College London., UCL
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The collection of data on a person’s sex – that is, whether they are male or female – has become controversial in recent years, and a number of public bodies have moved away from collecting data on sex as a result. For example, Scotland’s chief statistician recently issued guidance stating that data on sex should only be collected in exceptional circumstances. This move has been greeted with alarmThe Conversation

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