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Using gender analysis matrixes to integrate a gender lens into infectious diseases outbreaks research

Morgan, Rosemary, Davies, Sara E., Feng, Huiyun, Gan, Connie C.R., Grépin, Karen A., Harman, Sophie, Herten-Crabb, Asha, Smith, Julia and Wenham, Clare ORCID: 0000-0001-5378-3203 (2022) Using gender analysis matrixes to integrate a gender lens into infectious diseases outbreaks research. Health Policy and Planning, 37 (7). 935 - 941. ISSN 1460-2237

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Evidence shows that infectious disease outbreaks are not gender-neutral, meaning that women, men and gender minorities are differentially affected. This evidence affirms the need to better incorporate a gender lens into infectious disease outbreaks. Despite this evidence, there has been a historic neglect of gender-based analysis in health, including during health crises. Recognizing the lack of available evidence on gender and pandemics in early 2020 the Gender and COVID-19 project set out to use a gender analysis matrix to conduct rapid, real-time analyses while the pandemic was unfolding to examine the gendered effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. This paper reports on what a gender analysis matrix is, how it can be used to systematically conduct a gender analysis, how it was implemented within the study, ways in which the findings from the matrix were applied and built upon, and challenges encountered when using the matrix methodology.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2022 16:27
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2022 09:42

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