BRIDGE Gender and Development in Brief. Issue 7: Health and Well-Being

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies UK
Publication Date: Nov 1998
This issue of 'Development and Gender in Brief' tracks the shift of health policy debates from a focus on 'women's health' to a broader vision of gender and health. This reaches beyond reproductive rights to include the health needs of both men and women over their life-course. It reports on innovative sexual health programmes, such as ActionAid's 'Stepping Stones' approach, and shows how understandings of gender relations and masculinity can be translated into effective action. Meanwhile, as health sector reform changes the policy environment for health interventions, this bulletin issue calls for gender analysis to be integrated into health sector policy and planning.