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“Gender blindness” threatens success of government's health strategy

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 20 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1188
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    The failure to acknowledge that men and women have different health needs threatens the success of the government's key health goals and its modernisation agenda, concludes a report from the Equal Opportunities Commission.

    National initiatives on sexual and mental health, coronary heart disease, cancer, and smoking, among others, stand to fail because of “gender blindness,” says the report, details of which were presented at the UK gender and health summit, held in London last week.

    The summit, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom, was organised by the UK Gender and Health Partnership, in a bid to move …

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