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Buy and Download Description Gender is increasingly recognized by social scientists as a significant vulnerability criterion in forced migration (Sapir 1993), and several international aid agencies have recently developed a gender policy (UNHCR 1995a). Before rushing blindly to establish a parallel fashion trend in refugee public health, it seems sensible for health professionals to reflect carefully on the relevance of gender as a public health risk factor in crisis situations. What is the evidence for gendered differences in health in crisis situations? Do women have specific health needs in these situations? Are the health staff of relief programs aware of gender issues and do they implement specific health interventions targeting women? What is the rationale for such differential intervention? What is the impact of such specific interventions? To shed some light on these questions, we did a review of a refugee health program in Kenya. Gender is increasingly recognized by social scientists as a significant vulnerability criterion in forced migration (Sapir 1993), and several international aid agencies have recently developed a gender policy (UNHCR 1995a). Before rushing blindly
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