Site Home   About the Project       Introduction to Gender and Health   The Gender Lens Tool

Module activities and features

The modules contain case studies, reflective exercises, quizes, term matching games, references,  and links.

Introduction Module

- an introduction to health and gender as a determinant of health

- test your ability to tell the difference between sex and gender, think about the "Gender Commandmants"

Application Modules

  • Gender and Cardiovascular Disease

    - learn about sex and differences in cardiovascular disease, including stroke and vascular disease

  • Gender and Depression

    - includes material on medical student well-being

  • Gender and Lung Cancer

    - includes material on sex and gender differences in lung cancer

    - learn to apply a gender perspective to helping people to become ex-smokers

  • Gender and Poverty

    - includes an introduction to poverty and health as well as an exploration of gender, poverty and health

    - includes ’mini documentaries’ exploring the health effects of poverty on new Canadians, seniors and single parent families

    - learn about poverty and health across the lifecycle

  • Gender and Trauma

    - learn about the gendered history of trauma, think about how this influences present approaches to trauma

  • Gender, Sex and Sexuality

    - take the homophobia quiz

    - learn how to be more inclusive in your communication, learn how to ask questions so people feel supported to really answer them

    - test your knowledge of gender and sexuality terms

coming soon:

  • Gender and Epilepsy

  • Gender and Transplant

  • Gender and Congestive Heart Failure

  • Gender and Dementia

  • Gender and HIV/AIDS


Tool Kit

  • Gender and Medical Education

    - what is your learning style ?  will gender influence your career path ?

  • The Gender Lens

    - learn how to use The Gender Lens Tool to approach any area of medicine

coming soon:

  • Advocacy

  • Health as a Human Right

  • Gender, Globalization and Health