Clinicians, scientists, and researchers are responsible for creating an equitable health-care system for all patients, including sexual and gender minority patients. There are limited studies addressing the unique needs of sexual and gender minority patients with cancer—an issue that continues as the cancer health-care community fails to collect sexual orientation and gender identity data in clinical trials and in clinical practice.
Our training materials can be used to introduce a broad range of audiences and backgrounds to important concepts related to gender and health. Each training course focuses on one of five themes that complement the CORE Gender 101 agenda: Gender Integration, HIV + Sexuality, Safe Motherhood, Gender-Based Violence, and Constructive Male Engagement. The courses are designed to meet the geographic and technical needs of cooperating agencies, USAID Missions, and specific projects. Materials range from basics such as using a shared gender vocabulary and programmatic guidance, to user guides on how to conduct a gender analysis, to exercises for gender trainings. The trainings are geared to be used by anyone and with any audience, even those learning about gender for the first time!
Our popular Gender Integration Continuum framework is an important tool to assess how programs do (or do not) address gender and move them toward more gender-transformative actions. An updated User’s Guide for facilitating training on use of the continuum is available, along with other materials.
This blog argues that acts of discrimination are institutionalized in systems and decision-making processes that exclude underrepresented groups at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and disability. In order to realize the right to health for these groups, it is necessary to identify and eliminate inequities in accessing health information and services.
This study examines the impact of Indonesia’s relatively new national health insurance on family planning, maternal health services, HIV treatment services, and other essential services.