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Gaceta Sanitaria

versión impresa ISSN 0213-9111


CHILET-ROSELL, Elisa  y  HERNANDEZ-AGUADO, Ildefonso. Solving gender gaps in health, what else is missing?. Gac Sanit [online]. 2022, vol.36, n.1, pp.45-47.  Epub 11-Abr-2022. ISSN 0213-9111.

In recent years, a great deal of attention has been paid to gender inequities in health. However, while we have a good body of evidence on the impact of gender on the health and vulnerability of women and men, we have not yet been able to generate sufficient evidence on effective interventions that can transform this situation or can influence public health policy making. Only a limited number of educational interventions on gender-sensitivity, gender bias in clinical practice and policies to tackle gender inequalities in health have been formulated, implemented and evaluated. Even in the current pandemic situation caused by SARS-CoV2, we have seen the lack of gender mainstreaming reflected in the global response. This happens even when we have tools that facilitate the formulation and implementation of actions to reduce gender inequities in health. We consider that the current initiatives organized to carry out advocacy activities on gender inequity in health to be very positive. In the same line of these initiatives, we propose that while academic and institutional research on gender and health remains essential, we need to shift the focus towards action. In order to move forward, we need public health researchers questioning what public health practice need to do to address gender inequities and shake structural and social power inequities in order to increase the gender equity in health.

Palabras clave : Gender bias; Sexism; Public health practice; Healthcare disparities; Gender equity.

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