Gender, women and health

Gender and other health topics

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Gender and health information sheets

Gender, Women and Health has prepared analyses of the impact of gender inequality on a wide variety of health problems. Each document is a concrete example of gender analysis – that is, the careful examination of a particular area of health to determine if, and in what ways, gender norms, behaviours, and inequality are contributing to poor health, disability, mortality, or lack of well-being. The documents in themselves are both valuable sources of information and useful models for health professionals looking to begin integrating gender awareness into their work.

To view the gender and health information sheets, click on the links below:

Female genital mutilation

Research and advocacy on female genital mutilation (FGM) is based at WHO's Regional Offices for Africa (AFRO) and the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO). For information on FGM work at AFRO and EMRO, go to:

To view FGM resources produced earlier by GWH, click on the links below:

Gender and tobacco


Gender, Equity and Human Rights