my plea: the case for sex disaggregated data.

The social construction, reproduction, reinforcement, and enforcement of gender norms, roles, relationships, and inequalities have profound effects on the health and well-being of women and girls. Bottom line, gender inequality increases vulnerability and risk for disease and disability while decreasing access to health education, counselling, products, and services. Gender inequality is one of the chief social determinants of preventable mortality and morbidity and of unnecessary human suffering; unaddressed, it makes the attainment of universal human rights an impossible goal. Given the critical role that gender plays, mainstreaming gender into school education programs and policies will help maximize results. Gathering sex-disaggregated data and measuring change with gender-sensitive indicators are first steps. promote gender-equitable health outcomes and support gender-balance within the institution itself.

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Sexual Transmitted Infections: Get your facts!

(sex-positive) education is powerful. understanding what risk factors are linked to Sexual Transmitted Infections (STIs) can help you protect you and your partner from them. please feel free to discuss your worries, anxieties and questions with your health care provider.

*STD = sexually transmitted disease. it’s a bit of an outdated term, but you get the idea . . .


Via: Health Testing Centers

women’s health in the US: an inforgraphic

beautifully done. powerful. a collaboration of GOOD and Deeplocal

simple tools to save lives: a health promoter model

click on the image for the full view . . .

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