What is Exploring Concepts of Gender and Health ?
Being male or female has a profound
impact on our health status, as well as our access
to and use of health
services. At Health Canada, gender-based analysis (GBA)
is being integrated as a tool in the research-policy
program development cycle to better illustrate how
gender affects health throughout the lifecycle—and
to identify opportunities to maintain and improve the
health of women and men, girls and boys in Canada.
As such, GBA supports the development of health research,
policies, programs and legislation that are fair and
effective, and are consistent with government commitments
to gender equality.” *
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Concepts of Gender and Health. Women’s
Health Bureau, Health Canada, 2003.