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Aspects of Disease and the Gender Lens Tool

Incidence/Prevalence

Do the incidence and prevalence of a condition vary by:

  • sex?

  • gender?

  • culture or society?

  • socioeconomic status?

Are screening programs equally available and of equal quality to all people?

Diagnosis/Investigations

Do presenting signs and symptoms vary by gender? By culture?

Does the medical profession address signs and symptoms differently by gender and/or culture?

Does investigation of a condition vary by:

  • gender?

  • culture?

  • socioeconomic status?

Are investigations approached as aggressively in all genders?

Risk Factors 

Do risk factors for a condition vary by gender? By culture?

Does the pathogenesis of a condition vary by gender?

Natural History

Does the underlying pathology of a condition vary by gender?

Does the response to a pathogen or trigger vary by gender?

Does the natural history of a condition vary by gender? Cultural group?

Treatment and Response

Do recommendations for treatment vary by:

  • gender?

  • culture?

  • socioeconomic status?

Does response to treatment and outcome data vary by gender? By culture?

Does the acceptance of treatment vary by:

  • gender?

  • culture?

  • socioeconomic status?

 

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