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Towards Gender-Sensitive Mental Health Services

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The degree of gender equality in a country has been found to be proportional to gender differences in mental health [1, 2], and this has led to great efforts to include gender sensitivity in policy making with a specific focus on mental healthcare delivery and research [3]. Despite this, implementation of gender-specific interventions is slow [4] and research limited.

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Comacchio, C., Ruggeri, M. (2019). Towards Gender-Sensitive Mental Health Services. In: Tarricone, I., Riecher-Rössler, A. (eds) Health and Gender. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15038-9_29

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