Many healthcare professionals lack adequate training on the specific needs of LGBTQ+ patients, who may have unique concerns due to social stress, stigmatization, and rejection from friends and families. This article provides strategies that healthcare professionals can utilize to create more accepting and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ patients and to provide high-quality care.
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.
Gender norms influence the ability of individuals, couples, and families to meet their desired family planning needs. This resource helps health care providers overcome biases and offer quality, gender-sensitive, transformative services to enable all clients to make voluntary and informed decisions about their family planning needs, improving both gender equality and reproductive health outcomes.
The children’s consent framework proposes standardized policies and practices to help providers, caregivers, and children navigate individual- and situation-specific decisions about who provides consent for HIV medical and social services or sharing of confidential HIV data.
This module aims to provide program implementers with a better understanding of how gender-based attitudes, norms, roles, and behaviors may affect health-seeking behaviors and health outcomes in the program area.
Gender norms and power dynamics play a key role in HIV service delivery and whether or not individuals can access services and practice protective behaviors. This brief covers the approaches Project SOAR has used to integrate gender into their research and how those approaches effectively engage men, women, boys, and girls in HIV prevention and care.
Female health workers in Senegal juggle full-time jobs—often to posts far from home--and family duties. These responsibilities can exacerbate interpersonal and family conflict and negatively impact the services they provide to their clients. The Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Affairs recognizes the need to be more responsive to gender inequality, including violence and discrimination, in the workplace, and aims to integrate gender equality in the health sector’s human resources management.