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Pages: 3798-3800
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain

GENDER BIAS CLEARINGHOUSE: A TOOL FOR TRAINING IN HEALTH AND GENDER AND WOMEN’S HEALTH

Introduction
Gender Bias, is a service to develop the skills of the students, in higher and post graduated public health education, that includes abstracts of articles and free access papers focused on evidence based knowledge about sex-differences and gender analysis in the main health problems, and also in those problems specific of women. It was created at 2003.

Our project goal is to make an instrument to fulfil the students and health professionals needs of new knowledge, through continued activity of collecting and maintaining materials and updated information on gender and health in order to encourage gender research in health problems and show the biases that come from the scientists, traditionally androcentric, because the design and analysis of research may cause systematic gender dependent errors to be produced in results because of gender insensitivity or androcentrism.

Methods
Each month is perform a thorough literature search in major medicine, sociology and economics scientific databases, as Medline, Embase (The Excerpta Medica Data Base), Econlit (The American Economic Association's electronic bibliography of economic literature), PsycINFO (Psychological Information), Biological Abstracts, CIHNAL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), IPA (International Pharmaceutical Abstracts) and Sociological Abstracts.
Article relevance is assessed by reading the abstract and excluding those related with genetic research, animal trials and case reports.
This information is organized as follow:
Last Review: Stores abstracts and full articles (if they become available) published in the last month.
Archive: Includes summaries introduced from 2003 (at the present: 2804 abstracts).
Discussions: Information about debates, challenges, dilemmas and controversies related to health topics from a gender perspective.
Glossaries: Vocabulary and definitions related to gender and women's health.
Resources: Links to organizations and institutions, scholarships and guides and reviews.
Hypothesis Bank: Section prepared for the exchange of ideas and feedback on gender and women's health.

Results
Our website has received 25,369 visits since 2001. We monitor the website since October 2008 from then until now the website has received 7649 visits from different countries: United States (27%), India (11%), Canada (9%), Philippines (7.8 %), United Kingdom (7.2%), Spain (6.7%), Malaysia (4.3%), Australia (3.6%), Jamaica (2.7%).
The keywords normally used to find the website were: ‘gender bias’ (71.%), ‘gender biases’ (2.5%), ‘what is gender bias’ (2%), ‘gender bias articles’ (1.2%), ‘gender-bias’ (0.75%), ‘bias gender’ (0.66%), ‘gender biased’ (0.5%), ‘what is gender bias’ (0.5%), ‘gender bias definition’ (0.44%), and others (20.49 %).
Using Google keyword position checking tool, “gender bias” has advanced in the position on Google search engine as follows: 24th(March, 12th 2007), 6th(August, 31st 2007), 3rd(December ,20th 2007), 3rd(July, 30th 2008), and 3rd(February, 12th 2009).

Conclusions
Cyberspace communication experience from a Spanish Web in new women’s health problems knowledge and gender bias research in education is positive in so far as it has been visited from many centres located in different countries. Promotion Genderbias Web at the top of the search engines is easy. Application of free assessment tools gives us rich insights into our website traffic and important information on the user’s interests.
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title = {GENDER BIAS CLEARINGHOUSE: A TOOL FOR TRAINING IN HEALTH AND GENDER AND WOMEN’S HEALTH},
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booktitle = {INTED2010 Proceedings},
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M.T. Ruiz Cantero, L.M. Ivorra Vilaplana, V. Clemente Gómez (2010) GENDER BIAS CLEARINGHOUSE: A TOOL FOR TRAINING IN HEALTH AND GENDER AND WOMEN’S HEALTH, INTED2010 Proceedings, pp. 3798-3800.
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