In this session, we will discuss Reproductive and sexual health rights of women /Infertility and Surrogacy , Demographic Trends - Sex Ratio, Ageing and Mental Health. Although there have been substantial efforts to improve the status of women in India, their ill health and unequal opportunities in education have perpetuated gender-based disparities across health, education, economy and politics.
Gender equity in relation to health is not intended to produce equal outcomes for men and women. Instead it addresses inequalities between women and men in terms of their access to resources, services and their decision making abilities, including differences in how well health systems meet their specific needs. It grants equality to men and women, and also empowers the State to adopt measures of affirmative action in favour of women.