Health experts are calling for a “feminist approach” to cancer to eliminate inequalities, as research reveals 800,000 women worldwide are dying needlessly every year because they are denied optimal care.
After the release of the AAMRI Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy in 2021, the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) has been delivering on four key priorities outlined in the Strategy. Today, we make a step towards addressing one of those priorities, inequities in health research, with the release of AAMRI’s Sex and Gender Policy Recommendations for Health and Medical Research.
Women exposed to several widely used chemicals appear to face increased odds for ovarian and other types of cancers, including a doubling of odds for melanoma, according to new research funded by the US government.
This Women’s Health Week, the Australian Government is urging women to share their experiences of bias in the health system through the first public consultation of its kind in Australia.
Women more likely to face health costs under Medicare, experts say, raising concerns about ‘gender bias’
Breast cancer left Lisa Evans about $20,000 out of pocket, but the cost of monitoring her health continues. She is among patients and medical professionals who have contacted the ABC about concerns there is a gender bias in women’s healthcare costs.
Members of the new National Women’s Health Advisory Council have been appointed, bringing together diverse expertise to examine the unique challenges that women and girls experience in the health system.
Read our new paper in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
The federal government has established a women’s health advisory council to improve outcomes. Here a panel of experts discuss what it should focus on.
National Women’s Health Advisory Council to tackle medical misogyny in medicine and health care
Leading journal will make sex and gender reporting mandatory in research
Principal Investigator Dr Cheryl Carcel speaks to Cosmos about sex and gender data gaps
Find out more about our research into sex and gender reporting in COVID-19 vaccine trials
It’s been increasingly acknowledged that clinical trials in medicine often don’t include enough women.
An in-depth look at the gender bias in healthcare on Health Report with Dr Norman Swan