Women and men differ in terms of biological make-up, power, status, norms and roles in society. WHO Member States and international agreements stress that these differences must be acknowledged and addressed through gender analysis and action.

Without due attention to gender equality, health services, programmes, laws and policies will have limited success in helping women or men to achieve their full health potential over the life-course.

Why Gender and Health?

Gender, Women and Health at WHO

Gender Strategy Report

Full Report on Women and Health

Executive Summary of Women and Health Report

Gender and MH Research by Jackie French–30 Nov 2011