Gendered Impact and Implications of COVID-19: A Narrative Global Status-Quo Review
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented health situation with considerable effects on health systems, economies and societies. Alongside clinically different outcomes for men and women, COVID-19 brought with it social and behavioral changes. There is a need to look at the current pandemic through a gender lens. This review delineates the disproportionate impact of the pandemic with respect to gender and explores the initial literature on gender and COVID-19. Further research can also consider studying the intersectionality within genders to facilitate engendering the public health programs and policies related to pandemics.
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