Gender & Reproductive Health

Sex and gender interact in complex ways to influence health.

"Sex" refers to biological differences between females and males, including chromosomes, sex organs, and endogenous hormonal profiles. "Gender" refers to socially constructed and enacted roles and behaviors which occur in a historical and cultural context and vary across societies and over time. IHPS research provides the evidence to allow all people to achieve sexual and reproductive health.   

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