Marie Bogataj AXA Research Fund & Group Foresight Director
June 17, 2019

Women vs. men: is there a health equality gap?

Women live longer than men. That’s a fact. But is this an indication of privilege regarding the treatment of disease? Perhaps not. Indeed, while women live longer, they experience more years of poor health than men. This paradox highlights a number of life-long inequalities with complex and multifactorial causes. Addressing these issues is a real public health challenge to be addressed by all actors in the healthcare chain.
In the News
7 minutes
is the average time taken to diagnose endometriosis
a condition that affects 10 to 15% of women of childbearing age
of women die from cardiovascular disease
compared to 46% of men (beware of preconceived ideas!)
is the amount dedicated to women’s health
by the AXA Research Fund
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