Gender and health

Theory and key concepts in gender, sex, and health research (video)

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The Insititute of Gender and Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A training video that acts as a foundational introduction to the field of gender, sex, and health research presented by leading experts in the the field. Participants will expand their understanding of: 1. The differences between sex and gender, while taking into account the complexities of each category (Dr. Joy Johnson); 2. How paradigms inform definitions and designs in gender, sex, and health research (Dr.Blye Frank); 3. The concept of intersectionality, and how other markers of social difference intersect with gender and sex (Dr. Olena Hankivsky); and 4. How gender and sex can be integrated in health research, as well as best practices and emerging innovations in the field (Dr. Gillian Einstein).

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Presenters: Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Gender and Health; Dr. Blye Frank, Chair, Institute Advisory Board, Institute of Gender and Health; Professor and Head of Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University; Dr. Olena Hankivsky, Associate Professor, Public Policy Program, Simon Fraser University; Dr. Gillian Einstein, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto. 197.4Mb/Microsoft Windows Media Video

Gender, women and primary health care renewal: a discussion paper

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World Health Organization, Department of Gender, Women and Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Malta

Brings together evidence and experience from around the world focusing on making health systems more gender responsive. Uses a framework that combines WHO's six building blocks for health systems and the primary health care reforms propounded in the World Health Report 2008 on primary health care. Also provides examples of what has worked and how, and ends with an agenda for action to strengthen the work of policy-makers, their advisers and development partners as well as practitioners as they seek to integrate gender equality perspectives into health systems strengthening, including primary health care reforms.

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ISBN: 978 92 4 156403 8
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Contains bibliographical references. 76 pages

Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

Established in 1997 as a network comprising nongovernmental organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), cooperating agencies, and the Bureau for Global Health of USAID. Promotes gender equity within population, health, and nutrition programs with the goal of improving reproductive health/HIV/AIDS outcomes and fostering sustainable development. Has 60 to 80 active members and maintains a listserv with more than 1,200 subscribers. A major focus of the group has been on gender education, advocacy, and the development of operational tools.

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igwg@prb.org
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Gender and health eToolkit

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The Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG), the K4Health Project and the U.S. Agency for International Development

Provides practical, "how-to" methodologies and tools on gender that are designed to move health practitioners and managers from awareness and commitment to direct application and practice in policy and program design, implementation, research, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation. This is a companion site to the IGWG website ( http://www.igwg.org/ ) which has become a premier site for gender and reproductive health information, publications, and networking. The eToolkit broadens the set of resources available to USAID staff, contractors, gender experts, and other public health specialists and service providers. It provides access to hundreds of tools, to other gender toolkits and databases, and to prominent gender and health websites throughout the world. The eToolkit will be updated continuously to include new, relevant tools as they become available. Offline copies of the toolkit on CD or flash drive are available upon request.

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Closing the gap in a generation: health equity through action on the social determinants of health (Final Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health)

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World Health Organization
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2008
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Geneva, Switzerland

Discusses social justice as a matter of life and death and examines this in the context of the social determinants of health. A girl born today can expect to live for more than 80 years if she is born in some countries – but less than 45 years if she is born in others. Within countries there are dramatic differences in health that are closely linked with degrees of social disadvantage. In its final report, the Commission on Social Determinants of Health calls on the WHO and all governments to lead global action on the social determinants of health with the aim of achieving health equity.

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ISBN 978 92 4 156370 3
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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender matters: Institute of Gender and Health strategic plan 2009-2012

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Le genre a de l’importance: Plan strategique de l’ISFH 2009-2012
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Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Maps a course for the strategic activities of the IGH from 2009 to 2012, through the Institute’s annual allocation of strategic funding. This money will be directed toward capacity building and supporting priority research areas. Additional dollars will be acquired by leveraging partnerships and working collaboratively with others.

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ISBN 978-0-662-06485-5

Sex matters: gender disparities in quality and outcomes of care

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Arlene S. Bierman
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Volume 177, Number 12, pages 1520–1521
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Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)
Publication Date: 
December 4, 2007

Presents findings about important sex and gender disparities in intensive care use and outcomes, as for example, critically ill women 50 years and older were less likely than critically ill men to be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) and to receive potentially life-saving interventions, and they were more likely to die in ICU or in hospital. Describes patient-level, provider-level and system-level factors that contribute to observed sex and gender disparities in quality and outcomes of care for critical illness.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender medicine

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Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University

The peer-reviewed journal of the Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University.

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Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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Research

A non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the differences of every aspect of normal function in men and women, and the ways in which a greater understanding of these differences can revolutionize the investigation and the treatment of illness. Their goal is to educate physicians and the public about this important new field and to fund scientific research which takes these differences into account. Put simply, a recognition of gender differences is crucial to improving the health of both men and women.

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(212) 737-5663
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(212) 737-6306
Email Address: 
gender.medicine@gmail.com
Street Address: 
903 Park Avenue, Suite 2A
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New York
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NY
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10075
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USA

Gender sensitivity and gender-based analysis in women’s health development: historical outlines and case studies of best practice

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Dr Jamileh Abu-Duhou
Dr Yuan Liping
Dr Lenore Manderson
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Kobe, Japan

Provides an historical perspective on the development of GBA and case studies on GBA policy development and programme implementation, and assessments of tools used to evaluate the efficacy of these GBA programmes. Also analyzes the relationship between gen­der, poverty and health.

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