3.00 PM – 4.00 PM
“GENDERED RESEARCH IN HEALTH INTRODUCTION TO A TRAINING MANUAL”
- Dr. Sundari Ravindran, Retired Professor, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvanthapuram.
- Renu Khanna, Sahaj
Most medical research continues to state that men and women are physiologically similar in all respects except their reproductive systems. Traditional frameworks for analyzing women’s health have often concentrated only on their childbearing years. Other biological differences and social differences affecting women’s health are ignored. As a result, both preventive and curative strategies are often applied to women when they have only been tested on men. Also, we do not understand the whole picture due to the lack of sex-disaggregated data and gender bias in research. In a joint initiative, the Health Equity Network India (HENI) and Gender Issues and Prevention of Sexual Harassment (GISH) committee at IPH bring together researchers from various partner institutes to discuss gendered research in health and share experiences as well as the challenges faced in conducting such research.