Evaluation of Sex-Specific Data in Medical Device Clinical Studies - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff
This document provides guidance on the study and evaluation of sex-specific data in medical device clinical studies. The purpose of this guidance is to outline the FDA’s expectations regarding sex-specific patient enrollment, data analysis, and reporting of study information. The primary intent is to improve the quality and consistency of available data regarding the performance of medical devices in both sexes by encouraging appropriate enrollment by sex in clinical studies of devices, and that data from such studies is appropriately analyzed by sex. This information can be of benefit to patients and their medical providers, as well as clinical researchers and others.
Submit comments on this guidance document electronically via docket ID: FDA-2013-S-0610 - Specific Electronic Submissions Intended For FDA's Dockets Management Staff (i.e., Citizen Petitions, Draft Proposed Guidance Documents, Variances, and other administrative record submissions)
If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:
Division of Dockets Management (HFA- 305)
Food and Drug Administration
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All comments should be identified with the title of the guidance.