This 2004 publication reviews the effects that integrating gender issues into health projects has on project outcomes. Based on reviews of nearly 400 interventions, the report examines 25 gender-focused, reproductive health (RH) projects that had assessment criteria related to the project objectives and that had completed an evaluation. The projects’ objectives were to: reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion, reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, control STIs/HIV/AIDS, and improve quality of care. The report concludes that incorporating gender issues improves health outcomes, and it recommends even greater integration of gender perspectives into programs and more rigorous evaluations of future programs.
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Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)