Gender in child and adolescent health

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World Health Organization - Regional Office for Europe Copenhagen -, Denmark - 2008

A new tool to help policy-makers and professionals incorporate gender analysis into their programs and policies, which forms part of the European strategy for child and adolescent health and development.  

The gender tool is based on the evidence that shows how gender differences and inequality influence various aspects of illness and health among girls and boys.

The purpose is to unearth sex differences and gender inequality and inequity and how they affect specific health problems, health services and successful responses. Inequality and inequity often create, maintain and exacerbate exposure to risk factors that threaten health.  Gender in child and adolescent health is available online.