Discrimination Against Women and Young Girls in the Health Sector

08-04-2007

The aim of gender equity in health is for men and women to be treated equally where they have common needs, while at the same time addressing their differences in an equitable manner. This study examines data from 8 EU Member States to explore the issue of gender discrimination in the health sector. Specific health issues for women and young girls are also discussed in this study, for example, in relation to cancer, heart disease and lifestyle choices.

The aim of gender equity in health is for men and women to be treated equally where they have common needs, while at the same time addressing their differences in an equitable manner. This study examines data from 8 EU Member States to explore the issue of gender discrimination in the health sector. Specific health issues for women and young girls are also discussed in this study, for example, in relation to cancer, heart disease and lifestyle choices.

Ekstern forfatter

European Institute of Women's Health, Dublin