Integrating Gender in Medical Education

Gender differences contribute to patients' health and illness. However in current healthcare practices in India attention to gender differences is still underdeveloped. Recognizing these differences and taking them into account can improve the quality of care. Gender awareness in doctors contributes to equity and equality in health and aims towards better health for men and women.

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Medical Education and Gender

Afraid of Being "Witchy With a 'B'": A Qualitative Study of How Gender Influences Residents' Experiences Leading Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Ineffective leadership during cardiopulmonary resuscitation ("code") can negatively affect a patient's likelihood of survival. In most teaching hospitals, internal medicine residents lead codes. In this study, the authors explored internal medicine residents' experiences leading codes, with a particular focus on how gender influences the code leadership experience.  Find out more →

"Medical Education Is the Ugly Duckling of the Medical World" and Other Challenges to Medical Educators' Identity Construction: A Qualitative Study. 
Purpose: The authors first aimed to ascertain how the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) could develop and support early career medical educators. They expanded their study to explore the challenges to defining medical education as a discipline because of a lack of collective identity among educators. Method: In 2010, the authors and members of the AoME early careers working group  Find out more →


Human Trafficking and Healthcare Provider

Combating Trafficking in Persons: A Call to Action for Global Health Professionals
Health care professionals can help identify victims of human trafficking, who commonly come into contact with providers during captivity. Providers can also help restore the physical and mental health of trafficking survivors. Training should focus on recognizing trafficking signs, interviewing techniques, and recommended responses when a victim is identified.Find out more →


Human Trafficking: The Role of the Health Care Provider
Human trafficking is a major public health problem, both domestically and internationally. Health care providers are often the only professionals to interact with trafficking victims who are still in captivity. The expert assessment and interview skills of providers contribute to their readiness to identify victims of trafficking. Find out more →


Gender and Healthcare

Gender Specific Medicine in Liver Diseases: A Point Of View
Gender medicine focuses on the patho-physiological, clinical, prevention and treatment differences in diseases that are equally represented in men and women. The purpose of gender medicine is to ensure that each individual man and woman receives the best treatment possible based on scientific evidence. The concept of “gender” includes not only the sexual characteristics of individuals Find out more →


Barriers and Delays in Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment Services: Does Gender Matter?
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global public health problem with known gender-related disparities. This research article reviewed the quantitative evidence for gender-related differences in accessing TB services from symptom onset to treatment initiation. Many studies gender-related differences in barriers and delays limiting access to TB services. When differences were identified, women experienced greater barriers and longer delays than men. Find out more →


Gender and HIV

Gender Impact of HIV/AIDS/STIs: Some Implications for Adult Education Practitioners in West Africa 
The number of people suffering from AIDS continues to rise, especially in Africa. Women are particularly at risk. The author explores the gender issue, describes fully how women are affected in various ways and suggests what role adult educators can play in combating this disease.

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Targeted Interventions in HIV/AIDS and Gender Disparities in Health Services Utilization among HIV Infected of Delhi, India 
In India 2.5 million people are positive for HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) where men population is more than women. Targeted intervention overlooks gender variations and focuses on “high risk groups”. Gender disparities are lesser known. Objective of this study was to examine Find out more →


Reproductive Rights of Women

Sexual and Reproductive Health Series 
Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes. Reproductive health therefore implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and freedom to decide if Find out more →

Reproductive Health in Crisis Situations 
Clinicians need to be sensitive and aware of the unique challenges of women’s reproductive health needs in times of conflict. The Reproductive Health Assessment Toolkit for Conflict-Affected Women can be used to quantitatively assess reproductive health risks, services, and outcomes in conflict-affected women between 15 and 49 years of age. Find out more →

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