Dutch Society for Gender and Health.


In recent years, attention has increasingly been focused on sex- and gender-related aspects of healthcare in the Netherlands in research, education, and treatment. Since 2016, when the Research Programme Gender & Health was implemented, researchers have sought a platform for exchange and for broadening their scientific endeavours in the field of gender-sensitive healthcare. In response to this need, the Dutch Society for Gender and Health was founded in October 2017.


Aim of the Dutch Society for Gender and Health is to foster a sex- and gender-sensitive approach of health and disease in research, education, and care practices in order to foster better healthcare for women and men. Such an approach is multidisciplinary and starts from an intersectional perspective.


Activities of the Society are: