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Gender and Medicine

Welcome to the Gender and Medicine website of the Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, Victoria, Australia . Since 2002 Monash has been teaching a new five year undergraduate medical curriculum. Monash University's medical Faculty is the first in the world to commit to mainstreaming an evidence-based gender perspective throughout its new medical curriculum. To this end we do not limit discussion of gender to women’s health but through gender analysis of the entire curriculum development, assessment and clinical teaching process we systematically identify where the gender has an impact on health presentations, interventions and outcomes and include this in the curriculum.

This site provides grounding in the concepts of gender, a gender perspective, and gender mainstreaming as they relate to medicine. It provides links to important medical research, documentation and resources, as well as links to other institutions that do significant work in this area. It is anticipated that this information will be useful to biological and medical researchers, medical and allied health educators, clinicians and students.

This site also provides information about the process of mainstreaming a gender perspective into the medical curriculum at Monash. This information will provide insight for anyone introducing a gender perspective into their own curriculum and for people who are curious about how it came about at Monash.

The information provided is a work in progress. If you think that something should be added or would like to provide feedback about the site please contact us. Visitors are welcome to use information posted on this website with the appropriate citation to the authors.

A Project of National Significance Funded by Rural Undergraduate Support and Co-ordination Program (RUSC), Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, Australia