The Final Report of the World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on the Social Determinants of Health is a substantial and important contribution to understanding the social factors that shape global health inequities. Although gender is highlighted as a key social determinant of health, the report's conceptual approach inappropriately equates gender and health with women's health. This essay discusses the analytic and policy implications of this shortcoming.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health(social science)
- History and Philosophy of Science
- Commission on Social Determinants of Health
- Health inequities