Research Papers
A Guide to Creating Gender-Sensitive Health Services
Health policies that are gender neutral assume that men and women are affected equally or in a similar manner by ill health. Because of social and biological differences, women and men face different health risks, experience difference responses from health systems, and their health-seeking behaviour and health outcomes differ (WHO, 2006). Women are more likely to be living on lower incomes, to be employed in lower paying and less stable jobs and experience greater risk of poverty than men (Call
Women’s Health Council (WHC)
01 Jan 2010
Women’s Health Council
Gender Equality in Health: Improving Equality & Efficiency in Achieving Health for All
This booklet offers information to help program staff improve their understanding of how social norms, roles, and inequities affect health outcomes for women, men, boys, and girls. The goal of this booklet is to assist staff to integrate gender in programs, products, and services so that these foster progressive changes in power relationships between women and men.
Pan America Health Organization (PAHO)
01 Jan 2010
Pan America Health Organization (PAHO)
Structural Stigma, gender and Intersectionality. Implications for Mental Health Care
The purpose of this paper is to describe the most common forms and expressions of structural stigma from the perspective of a group of people who attended four treatment centers as a result of having received a psychiatric or neuropsychiatric diagnosis (n=68) and a group of health care service providers engaged in these services in Mexico City (n=95). The paper has adopted an approach, based on intersectionality, which involves the interplay between social determinants, including gender, in the
Jazmin Mora-Rios, Natalia Bautista
01 Jun 2016
Research Gate
National Transgender Discrimination Survey Report on Health and Health Care
Transgender and gender non-conforming people frequently experience discrimination when accessing health care, from disrespect and harassment to violence and outright denial of service. Participants in the study reported barriers to care whether seeking preventive medicine, routine and emergency care, or transgender-related services. These realities, combined with widespread provider ignorance about the health needs of transgender and gender nonconforming people, deter them from seeking and recei
National LGBTQ Task Force
01 Oct 2010
National LGBTQ Task Force
Gender Sensitive Health Service Delivery
Women’s Centre for Health Matters Inc (WCHM) works to improve the health and wellbeing of women in the ACT and surrounding regions, with a focus on women who experience disadvantage. The WCHM Strategic Plan for 2008-12 identifies women’s access to gender sensitive health practitioners as an unmet need, and an intended outcome being to have a stronger evidence base around access issues and barriers as well as of women’s experiences of gender sensitivity. Consequently, this brief has been develope
Women’s Centre for Health Matters Inc (WCHM)
01 Nov 2009
Women’s Centre for Health Matters Inc (WCHM)
How to do Gender Analysis in Health Systems Research: A Guide
The paper believes that analysis of gender (and other intersecting axes of inequality) is vital to ensuring quality health systems research and that gender analysis done well can deliver insights which have the potential to revolutionise policy and practice. In the publications and tools which aims to: provide practical advice on how to overcome the barriers and impediments to gender analysis; suggest tools and techniques that health systems researchers can take up in their work and learn togeth
RESYST (Resilient and Responsive Health Systems) (Resilient and Responsive Health Systems)
01 Jun 2016
RESYST (Resilient and Responsive Health Systems)
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