Gender Equality in Public Health

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Abstract Gender is a major determinant of health globally. It is the physiological and social difference between males and females that influences their health and general well being. Domestic violence affects many thousands of women each year. It has disastrous effects on women of all ages which lead to mental illness and serious injury. Prostate cancer affects many men each year. It has the highest rate of incidence of cancer in men in the western world. It affects men of all ages during and even after treatment. Both domestic violence and prostate cancer should be health priorities in Australia as they both pose great threat to the well being of the population. Health Priorities in Australia based on Gender Gender is a major determinant of health internationally and it is important it does not go unnoticed. Gender has a major influence and direct impact on health problems and priorities due to biological and social differences. Domestic violence against women is a major influence on women’s health in Australia which, due to recent research, should become a priority in the maintenance of the wellbeing of women. Men’s health, in general, is also important; however, it is a low priority in Australia and should receive greater priority in the future. Prostate cancer affects many men each year and continues to affect them after treatment. Gender is a major determinant of health internationally; social and biological differences cause a great divide in the wellbeing of every individual. The role of social and biological factors to do with overall well being of women generates inequality of health in relation to gender. Physiological differences between males and females influence their health greatly. The transmission of HIV is higher in females, this is due to both social and physical differences. Women are twice more likely to contract HIV than men during
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