Gender-Based Analysis Is Essential to Improving Women’s Health and Health Care

“Gender-Based Analysis Is Essential to Improving Women’s Health and Health Care.” By Chloe Bird and Zena Sharman, Women’s Health Issues.

Although women are the majority of the population, their health and health care are at times treated as a special case or minority issue in terms of research funding and practice. Without sufficient data, attempts to address gender disparities in health care and outcomes are likely to be both inefficient and ineffective. Moreover, misinformation and failure to account for evidence on how biological and social differences influence health can impair efforts to close gaps between men’s and women’s health and health care.

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