Gender, equity and human rights

Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda

WHO report

World Health Organization

Cover of the report on women and health.

Publication details

Number of pages: xviii, 91 p.
Publication date: November 2009
Languages: English, French
ISBN: 9789241563857



This is a report on women and health – both women’s health needs and their contribution to the health of societies. Women’s health has long been a concern for WHO but today it has become an urgent priority. This report explains why. Using current data, it takes stock of what we know now about the health of women throughout their lives and across the different regions of the world.

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  • Download the report in Portuguese
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    Apesar de progressos importantes nas últimas décadas, sociedades ainda não estão preparadas para responder às necessidades de saúde das mulheres, principalmente as mulheres jovens e as idosas.