Submitted by rmcclure on 2022-09-30
"Sex" data element should be removedWhile there is broad industry implementation of Administrative Gender and Sex assigned at birth (SAAB), there is also wide agreement that the meaning of these data elements requires conjecture and they can be dangerous if used when the meaning is unclear. Recommendation:
- Because the meaning around these concepts is unclear, we are supportive of removing ‘Sex assigned at Birth’ (as was done in USCDIv3).
- We recommend removing ‘Sex’, and instead consider adding clarification that the concepts of Gender Identity and Sex for Clinical Use are well-defined replacements for ‘Sex’ and the ‘Sex assigned at Birth’.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2022-09-30
NCPDP CommentsNCPDP recommends adding intersex (Definition: An individual born with any of several variations in sex characteristics, including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones or genitals that do not fit the typical definitions of male or female) to “Sex (Assigned at Birth)” to align with the values NCPDP has defined. By adding this additional value, this would allow providers to properly address patients and to be inclusive of all.