Like using a pair of glasses to correct our vision, a Gender Lens will help focus our attention on gender differences and identify aspects of medical care and disease that require further research. The Gender Lens Tool provides a framework for examining any area of medicine from a gender perspective. The Gender Lens Tool can be used to identify gaps and differences in health information from a gender perspective. Incidence and prevalence, diagnosis, risk factors, treatment efficacy, and disease progression are all influenced by gender.
The Gender Lens Tool provides a health based framework to consider how the following spheres contribute to an individual’s gender:
Use the Gender Lens Tool to approach any topic in medicine.