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.