Gender equality and health in the EU
This report, managed by Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini Srl SB (FGB), provides a cross-cutting view of key health topics in the EU from a gender perspective, analysing the main issues with a specific focus on differences between women and men. Gender is discussed at the level of individual mental and physical health and within healthcare systems.
The report presents current data and literature and outlines main areas for policy development and actions. Illustrative practices are provided on access to services and on gender-sensitive health services. A view on gender issues in COVID-19 is provided. Recognising the importance of social, environmental and economic determinants on health (WHO, 2019c), the conclusions and recommendations locate the data within the broader framework of social policies and gender health equity (Beckfield et al., 2017).