The Guide is organized into 5 sections and includes a glossary of terminology related to the gender approach. The first section presents conceptual definitions of the gender perspective. The second section discusses the importance of incorporating this perspective into drug research and information systems, emphasizing the positive effects that this has on how to define and approach drug research and information systems.
the way in which the problems to be investigated are defined and approached. The third section briefly summarizes the regulations that promote the incorporation of this approach in the production of data and studies on drugs. The fourth section reviews some methodological aspects for incorporating the gender perspective in drug information systems, with respect to: the conceptualization of research problems, the definition of the research design, sampling and data collection instruments, data analysis and dissemination of results. Finally, the fifth section proposes possible new lines of research on drugs with a gender perspective, suggesting relevant problems and possible methodological strategies for each of them.