Incorporating Intersectional Gender Analysis
into Research on Infectious Diseases of Poverty
A toolkit for health researchers
The following subsections of this module respond to each of these objectives, leaving the reader with some key questions and literature sources to consider after reading this module.
• Introduce key concepts and ideas that will be essential to understand when using this toolkit.
• Explore how gender, sex and other axes of social disadvantage interact to determine inequities in relation to infectious diseases of poverty and shape disease risk and experience.
• Leave the reader better informed of the need for intersectional analysis when completing research relating to infectious diseases of poverty.
1.1 What are the key concepts you need to know to use this toolkit?
1.2 Why is intersectional gender analysis important in research on infectious diseases of poverty?
1.3 Role and importance of gender and intersectionality in relation to infectious diseases of poverty
1.4 Intersecting positionalities and the inner circle
1.4.1 Influences on health-related decision-making
1.4.2 Social and environmental determinants shape
infectious diseases of poverty
1.5 The outer circles: how culture and context shape experience of disease and health service delivery
1.5.1 Disease experience
1.5.2 Health service delivery
1.6 Taking an intersectional approach to gender analysis within the toolkit
1.7 Engaging stakeholders throughout the research process