PROFESSOR POST ADDRESS WOMEN’S HEALTH

We often address womens health only using gender-disaggregated data. However, A women’s perspective on health issues involves an analysis based on knowledge of broader gender differences than those that can be attributed to biology alone. Women and men live in different lives. It is therefore important to evaluate whether women’s health issues are disfavored by known health burden estimators in general use. (Sundby, 1999). What are your thoughts on the concept of measuring health burdens from a women’s health perspective? While reviewing the disability-adjusted life year (DALY), do you find that the data presented addresses the social inequity within populations, and womens health priorities? Why yes or why not? Please support your response.