Rehabilitation through a gender lens
Gender shapes access, use, adherence and outcomes of rehabilitation services. Available evidence describes lower participation rates, worse rehabilitation outcomes, and a disproportionate burden of caregiving among women and girls compared to men and boys. From what very limited data is available, gender minorities’ experience of accessing health shows frequent exposure to stigma and discrimination, and for some a reluctance to participate in certain health services.
Building on a scoping review conducted by the ReLAB-HS consortium, which yielded 65 research articles and editorials, and on the extensive experience of the ReLAB-HS partners, this factsheet contains key facts, good practices, a list of actionable recommendations for health-decision makers.