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A growing body of evidence demonstrates that incorporating approaches to address gender inequality in programs can lead to improved health outcomes. In this peer-reviewed journal article, HP+ staff and colleagues examine the impact of gender-integrated programs on health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. Highlighting evidence of how gender inequality negatively influences health—from women’s restricted access to reproductive healthcare, to the increased risk-taking behaviors and/or violence against others of young men when forced to conform to rigid gender norms—the authors outline not just why but how to incorporate gender into health programs, and highlight the need for more evidence to understand the pathways through which gender-integrated programs can influence health.
The article was also included as part of a special 17-article series published Development in Practice to illustrate each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to represent SDG 5: Gender Equity.
Rottach, E., S. Pappa, R. Dayal, and M. Das. 2017. "Deconstructing gender: evidence on how programmes address gender inequalities to improve health." Development in Practice. 27(2).
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