There are differences between women and men concerning health and health care. This relates to their sex or biological differences including reproductive health, and also very importantly, to their gender, the social roles and responsibilities assumed by men and women.
Gender-based analysis (GBA) takes the differences between and among women and men into consideration. Good gender-based analysis takes into account and honours the diversity among women in differing abilities, culture, sexual orientation, economics, geographic location and experiences of social exclusion/inclusion, as well as the effects of racism, colonialism or other discrimination.
GBA is known by many other names, including SGBA (sex- and gender-based analysis), intersectionality, Gender and Diversity Analysis, and the federal GBA+.
Over the years, PWHCE conducted many projects related to Gender and Health Planning. In some cases, PWHCE provided training to regional health authorities, provincial and federal departments and with international partners. PWHCE developed and contributed to new resources on GBA. Often, PWHCE demonstrated how to do GBA, providing new information about the health issues that affect women.
All PWHCE-supported reports provided information about the role of gender as it affects women's health.
Reports and Projects:
All PWHCE-supported reports provide information about the role of gender
as it affects women's health. However the following provide theoretical
and practical application of gender in health planning: