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ARTILES, C. Leticia. Incorporating a gender perspective into Cuba's health system: realities and challenges. MEDICC rev. [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.2, pp. 39-42. ISSN 1555-7960.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1555-79602012000200010.

The article describes progress and challenges in incorporating a gender perspective into the Cuban health system. Results obtained thus far indicate progress in raising consciousness and in concentration on the interaction between biological and social factors, in particular recognizing gender as a social determinant of health. Weaknesses are also identified, and recommendations made for introduction of a gender perspective in various areas of the health system such as policy making; services planning, organization and delivery; population health assessments; and human resources training and development.

Keywords : Gender issues; gender bias; health care systems; delivery of health care; Cuba.

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