Following the 4th International Conference on Women’s Health in Beijing in 1994, governments committed to adding a gender perspective to health care policies. Although much good work has been done since Beijing, health care workers, including physicians, generally do not have a good understanding of the significance of applying a gender perspective to health care. Incorporating a gender perspective into both clinical practice and health care policy has been shown to improve the health of both women and men.
MWIA’s Training Manual for Adolescent Sexuality has been developed to help physicians address the concerns, questions and problems that adolescents experience in dealing with their sexuality. Its intent is to help physicians play an important role in teaching adolescents about “healthy sexuality.” It uses cases to make the information understandable and relevant to physicians. The purpose of the manual is to improve clinical practice in this area and to facilitate and enhance physician input into policy development with respect to community health and education.
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2019 marked the centenary of MWIA. The MWIA Centennial Book celebrates this milestone.
MWIA’s Centennial Congress was held in July 2019 in New York. Read about the event in the MWIA Centennial Congress Report.