WHO revises gender manual — Analysis

The global health body is updating its training materials to reflect “conceptual progress” on gender continuum

To ensure that the manual is up-to-date, the World Health Organization (WHO), has started the revision of an antidiscrimination training guide for medical managers. “gender and sexual diversity.”

The “gender mainstreaming”Manual, which was first published in 2011 will now be up-to-date “in light of new scientific evidence and conceptual progress on gender, health and development,”The WHO made the announcement Wednesday. To reduce the inequalities based on gender in health services, these widely-used materials will be used as training material in workshops for managers of health.

Manual revisions will be included “going beyond non-binary approaches to gender and health to recognize gender and sexual diversity – or the concepts that gender identify exists on a continuum and that sex is not limited to male or female,”The group stated.

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The update, for instance will emphasize “intersectionality,”Show how “gender power dynamics interact with other hierarchies of privilege or disadvantage, resulting in inequality and differential health outcomes for different people,”The WHO has also been added.

This language suggests a major shift in the WHO’s approach to gender issues. In 2011, when the first manual appeared, the WHO spoke out about the benefits of workshops. “improve the health of women and girls.”That required involving “women and men”In health decisions that impact their lives, and promote equality by addressing the factors that determine medical outcomes “men and boys, women and girls.”

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There were no references to men, women, boys or girls in Wednesday’s announcement; nor did the WHO’s question-and-answer document on the update project mention any such people.

Since its inception, WHO is primarily funded by the US. After disease researchers complained that the monkeypox name was offensive, last month the WHO stated it would come up with a better name. “discriminatory” “stigmatizing.” 

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