How to consider gender when managing chronic disease

The way gender affects health is not always obvious. Here are five techniques for applying a gendered lens to chronic disease management.

The global #metoo and #TimesUp movements as well as Australia’s marriage equality vote have brought the topic of gender to the fore.

In turn this has led to much public discourse about gendered harassment, gender norms, gender inequality and gender-diverse individuals. 

However, the ways in which gender issues affect the health of patients, and by association the everyday practice of health professionals, may not be immediately clear. 

Gender and biological sex are often conflated. While gender overlays sex, it is not inherent like sex,