Training Manual on Gender Mainstreaming in Health

Training Manual on Gender Mainstreaming in Health

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.

Feminisation of Medicine

Feminisation of Medicine

Even in 2014, the increased number of women in medicine is still believed to cause serious workforce problems and may even hurt patients. An article of Prof. Thomas, a British Surgeon lead to quite some furor at the beginning of 2014. The Medical Women´s Federation of UK responded to his article in January 2014.

Gender Mainstreaming in Health

Gender Mainstreaming in Health

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.

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS

Nowhere is the need for a gender perspective greater than in HIV/AIDS. Despite the knowledge of how the heterosexual transmission of HIV/AIDS occurs, women are at a greater risk than men for contracting the infection through unprotected intercourse, both through the impact of biology and gender.