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Aletta Dive: Sex matters! Gender and the making of knowledge

Aletta Dives are small scale events organised by the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health and designed to bring science and practice together in order to address concrete societal challenges and have an engaged discussion on the spot. We dive deeper into concrete topics, and work together on solutions for contemporary issues in public health.

This Dive is intended to take concrete steps forward and will mark the beginning of additional activities related to gender (data) gaps and the making of knowledge.

The underrepresentation of women in (medical) research has resulted in lack of understanding about the female body. There are gaps in our knowledge about the best ways to diagnose and treat diseases, as well as a lack of gender-specific treatments for many conditions. Women’s health has often been seen as a “special interest” or “niche” area, rather than a fundamental part of overall health research. This has meant that research into women’s health has been underfunded and undervalued, compared to research into men’s health.

To find out more about the speakers and to register for the event, please visit this page.

Woman in Health