Research shows that boys and girls differ in their exposure and vulnerability to health risks and ill-health conditions. Yet there is insufficient progress in transforming knowledge into policy action. It is also an useful tool to strengthen innovative ways of working across sectors, which is one of the core policy actions of the new European policy for health, Health 2020.

The series summarizes current knowledge on what works in promoting the well-being of adolescents. It is part of a series that includes social and emotional well-being, chronic conditions and disabilities, adolescent pregnancy, HIV/STIs, overweight and obesity, violence, injuries and substance abuse.

The publication strongly empahasises the position that young people’s health is the responsibility of the whole society, and that any actions (policy or practice) to tackle these need to be gender responsive in order to be successful - examples include cross-sector policies, families and communities actions, and interventions by health systems and health services.

Below you can find different publications of your interest:

- Evidence for gender responsive actions to promote mental health

- Evidence for gender responsive actions to promote well-being

- Evidence for gender responsive actions to prevent and manage overweight and obesity

- Evidence for gender responsive actions for the prevention and management of HIV/AIDS and STI

- Evidence for gender responsive actions to prevent and manage adolescent pregnancy

- Evidence for gender responsive actions to prevent and manage chronic conditions

- Evidence for gender responsive actions to prevent and manage injuries and substance abuse

- Evidence for gender responsive actions to prevent violence

EPHA related articles:

- Mental Health Europe: Putting an end to domestic violence needs commitment​, legislatio​n and funds

- EPHA joins the campaign for a European Year to end violence against women

- IPPF: Fighting for the eradicatio​n of violence against women on Internatio​nal Women’s Day 2012 - Europe has a crucial role to play

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- "The State of Men’s Health in Europe" - a new Commission publication

- The European Parliament calls for gender sensitive health policies

- Council of Europe adopts Convention on Violence against Women

- European Parliament calls for an EU directive to combat violence against women

- Meeting report: 2011 International Women’s Day on Ending violence against women and girls

- 27 Social Affairs Ministers adopt the 2011-2020 European Pact for Gender Equity

Last modified on March 27 2012.