Gender, Health, and Equity: The Intersections

Piroska Östlin, Asha George, Gita Sen

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Abstract

This chapter considers the issues of gender, equity, and health to illustrate the ways in which gender influences health inequalities. It argues that gender bias is one of the fundamental causes of inequity in health, and emphasizes the need for more equitable gender relations. The first part of the chapter explains the meaning of gender and how it informs a health equity perspective. Through a gender lens, it then examines inequalities in mortality, morbidity, health care, and health research. A policy analysis describes recent progress in bringing gender issues to the global health agenda and suggests mechanisms for moving toward greater gender equity both in process and in outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199863983, 9780195137408
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Equity
Health
Gender Equity
Gender Relations
Health Research
Fundamental
Global Health
Gender Issues
Causes
Healthcare
Morbidity
Agenda
Mortality

Keywords

  • Equity
  • Gender
  • Health inequalities
  • Health services
  • Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Östlin, P., George, A., & Sen, G. (2009). Gender, Health, and Equity: The Intersections. In Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137408.003.0013

Gender, Health, and Equity : The Intersections. / Östlin, Piroska; George, Asha; Sen, Gita.

Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Östlin, P, George, A & Sen, G 2009, Gender, Health, and Equity: The Intersections. in Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137408.003.0013
Östlin P, George A, Sen G. Gender, Health, and Equity: The Intersections. In Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action. Oxford University Press. 2009 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137408.003.0013
Östlin, Piroska ; George, Asha ; Sen, Gita. / Gender, Health, and Equity : The Intersections. Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action. Oxford University Press, 2009.
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