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3March 2013 G EN D ER H EA LTH you made efforts to encourage responses from the underrepresented group? What do these responses tell you about your service? Do sex or gender differences explain any difference in survey results? Does your patient record system provide sex disaggregated reports? How can you respond effectively to your results? If your service is not effectively meeting the needs of a client group and you would like it to, what will you do? Have you referred to the current National Womens and Mens Policies to guide planning within your service? Access Are there differences in the way women and/or men use your service? Is this appropriate and does it promote gender equity? What are some of the gender based barriers to men and/or women using your service including: - Sex of health workers and other staff? - Availability of child care? - Hours of operation? - Fee structure? - Location? How can you respond to these barriers? - Outreach models of service delivery? - Use of male or female consultant staff for specifi c services for example sexual and reproductive health services? - Are collaborations with other services or agencies possible for referral? Image Is the physical environment of the service gender appropriate? - Is there reading material of interest to both women and/or men? - Are there positive images of men and women displayed in waiting areas? Continued from Page 2 - Is your promotional material inclusive? that is, are there gender positive images and references that include women and men? Staffi ng Are staff trained to understand differences in communication which may be required between women and/or men? Is there regular professional development about effective engagement for men and women and the importance of gender analysis? Are staff knowledgeable about the sex or gender specifi c services and programs to which they can refer clients? Do staff value the diversity of opinion which comes from effective gender analysis of a service and consider this a strength? Evaluating Outcomes After performing gender analysis in service planning and provision have your interventions: - Resulted in the changes you were intending? - How are you measuring these changes? - How will you know if what you did worked or what you might need to keep changing or stop doing? CLINICIANS GENDER ANALYSIS CHECKLIST Am I aware of the different health issues which may affect either men or women along the life course? eg. high risk behaviors and high injury rates of young males. Do I model effective and respectful communication? For example verbal and non-verbal cues; refl ective listening and empathy with all clients? Do I avoid sexist, disrespectful language? For example not calling a women girlie or a man boy. Continued on Page 4