gender

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Reported Violence Against Women and Girls

Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, and the introduction of restrictions and lockdowns in countries around the world, evidence suggests that there has been a dramatic increas in reports of violence against women and girls.

The aim of this report is to improve our understanding of the link between COVID-19 and the rise in violence against women and girls.

Through a gender lens: women and tobacco in the WHO European Region

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WHO

This report provides a brief summary of some of the challenges, old and new, that women and girls face in the context of the tobacco epidemic in the WHO European Region, outlining the gendered nature of tobacco use and exposure and how the tobacco industry continues to target them through gendered messaging. It also provides recommendations for approaches and policy interventions that take a gender lens to tobacco control.

Gender Matters? How Does Gender Shape Risk Environment for Syringe Sharing among People who Inject Drugs in Northern Mexico. Results from a Cross-Sectional Survey

Citation
Ospina-Escobar, A., & Juárez, F. (2019). Gender matters? How does gender shape risk environment for syringe sharing among people who inject drugs in northern Mexico. Results from a cross-sectional survey. Salud Mental, 42(4), 165-172. doi:https://doi.org/10.17711/SM.0185-3325.2019.022
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Sex and Gender Effects in Recovery From Alcohol Use Disorder

Citation
Alcohol Research. 2020;40(3):03. https://doi.org/10.35946/arcr.v40.3.03
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The current article provides a summary of biopsychosocial gender differences in alcohol use disorder (AUD), then reviews existing literature on gender differences in treatment access, retention, outcomes, and longer-term recovery. Among psychotherapies for AUD, there is support for the efficacy of providing female-specific treatment and for female-only treatment settings, but only when female-specific treatment is included.