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Gender, sex and health research guide: a tool for CIHR applicants

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Guide concernant les notions de genre, sexe et recherche en santé : un outil pour les candidats des IRSC
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Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A guide intended to help CIHR applicants consider when and how sex and gender are implicated in proposed research projects.

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Better science with sex and gender: a primer for health research

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Author: 
Joy Johnson
Lorraine Greaves
Robin Repta
Publisher: 
Women’s Health Research Network
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

A primer to help researchers understand how sex and gender contribute to health and to suggest ways to incorporate this understanding into their research practices.

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ISBN 978-0-9783511-0-6
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Includes bibliographical references.

Intersectionality: moving women's health research and policy forward

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Author: 
Olena Hankivsky
Renée Cormier
Diego de Merich
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Women’s Health Research Network
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Explores how health researchers, policy analysts, program and service managers, decision makers, and academics can apply an intersectional perspective to their work.  Discusses intersectionality, a new paradigm used to study, understand, and respond to how sex and gender intersect with other variables such as ethnicity and class, and how these intersections contribute to unique experiences of health. (You will be asked to register on this site before downloading but it is free of charge.)

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ISBN 978-0-9783511-2-0
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Includes bibliographical references.

Elementos para Elaborar un Perfil de Género y Salud

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Spanish
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Guidelines for Developing a Population Based Gender and Health Profile
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Author: 
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Harpa Isfeld
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Pan-American Health Organization
Publication Date: 
July 2009

Esta guía describe cómo elaborar y presentar un perfil de género para la formulación de políticas y la planificación sanitarias. El objetivo es usar los datos, la bibliografía pertinente y un análisis de género para mejorar la salud, los factores determinantes de la salud y el desempeño del sistema de salud.

Describes the information needed and the steps to take to present a profile of specific-or several-health -related issues, using a gender-based analysis. Follows the methods described in the 'Guidelines for Gender based Analysis of Health data for Decision Making'. Statistical information forms the basis for a gender analysis, which sensitizes planners and policy makers to health inequalities that are avoidable and unfair, and contributes to developing better programs and policies.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Elementos para un Análisis de Género en las Estadísticas de Salud para la Toma de Decisiones

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Spanish
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Guidelines for Gender based Analysis of Health data for Decision Making
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Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Harpa Isfeld
Publisher: 
Pan-American Health Organization
Publication Date: 
July 2009

El análisis de género es una política de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud. En esta línea, la Oficina de Género, Etnicidad y Salud promueve la toma de decisiones con base en información, y el fortalecimiento de las capacidades nacionales para generar, analizar y utilizar eficazmente los indicadores de salud, desde una perspectiva de género y de diversidad.

Presents the basic elements for developing a gender-based analysis using health statistics, and includes some case studies based on data derived from Belize. Highlights the importance of using data disaggregated by sex, age, socioeconomic level, ethnic group, sexual orientation, geographic area, and other factors, in specific contexts, and whenever possible.

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Finding a healthy balance: research, policy and practice on women's unpaid caregiving in Nova Scotia

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
September 2006
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Highlights the key findings and outcomes from the Healthy Balance Forum May 2-3, 2006 in Dartmouth, N.S., and outlines how the forum will impact the future activities of the HBRP. Includes summaries of each presentation along with copies of the presentation slides where available.

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ISBN 0-9689876-5-6
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Includes bibliographical references.

"En-gendering" the millenium development goals on health

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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

This document identifies areas where gender considerations may have a bearing on work towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (numbers 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8). The MDGs acknowledge that gender can have a major impact on development, helping to promote it in some cases while seriously retarding it in others. MDG number 3 is, in fact, specifically about gender equality (and women's empowerment), calling for an end to disparities between boys and girls at all levels of education.

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WHO ethical and safety recommendations for interviewing trafficked women

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Cathy Zimmerman
Charlotte Watts
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Intended mainly for researchers, media persons and service providers unfamiliar with the situation of trafficked women, this document aims to build a sound understanding of the risks, ethical considerations, and practical realities related to trafficking of women.

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ISBN 9241546255

Gender in tuberculosis research

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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2004
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Research clarifying the role of gender in tuberculosis control is concerned with specific sociocultural, socioeconomic, and structural barriers affecting men and women, as distinct from sex-based differences in the biological vulnerability affecting epidemiology and pathophysiology of pulmonary TB. This review examines various studies in the literature of health and social science research and recent innovative studies undertaken by WHO/TDR (WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases).

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ISBN 9241592516

Gender in mental health research

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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2004
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

The primary objective of this document is to argue for a greater emphasis on gender issues in mental health research. Although overall there is little difference between men and women in the prevalence of mental health problems, there are marked male:female differentials in the prevalence of specific disorders, especially the more common ones.

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ISBN 9241592532
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