- Gender norms, roles and relations can influence health outcomes and affect the attainment of mental, physical and social health and well-being.
- Gender inequality limits access to quality health services and contributes to avoidable morbidity and mortality rates in women and men throughout the life-course.
- Developing gender-responsive health programmes which are appropriately implemented are beneficial for men, women, boys and girls.
- It is necessary to disaggregate data and conduct gender analyses to identify sex and gender-based differences in health risks and opportunities and to design appropriate health interventions.
- Addressing gender inequality improves access to and benefits from health services.
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