Women and Health: the Key for Sustainable Development

This paper analyzes the concepts, empirical evidence, analytical frameworks, and recommendations of the multifaceted pathways through which gender and health interact. With an emphasis on women’s dual roles as users of health care systems and providers of health care, the authors urge the development agenda to address ethical and public health imperatives of women’s health throughout their lives and to recognize women’s contribution to health care.

Langer, Ana, Afaf Meleis, Felicia M Knaul, Rifat Atun, Meltem Aran, et al. The Lancet Vol. 386, No. 9999.