Unit 1 – Key Points

  • Gender transformative health promotion focuses on the dual goals of improving health as well as gender equity.
  • Evidence increasingly demonstrates that health care interventions—including health promotion—are more effective if they are designed with gender in mind
  • Gender transformative health promotion also encourages examining the links between sex, gender and determinants such as income, education, occupation and the social and built environments, as well as processes such as discrimination, marginalization, racism etc
  • Gender transformative health promotion is concerned with women’s empowerment and recognizes that this requires examining how gender inequity also affects boys and men

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Define gender transformative health promotion.

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Name three limitations of traditional health promotion approaches that gender transformative health promotion addresses.

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