Inequities by sex and gender on long-term care: WHO project report


The report of the WHO World Health Organization’s project on the review of gender differences in long-term care is now available online.

The report summarizes gender differences in access to and financial burdens of long-term care services and the social context that influences these differences.

I wrote about the barriers to care access among gender minority care recipients and potential interventions for their mitigation (Chapter 5). Many LGBT+ older adults have no partners or children or have experienced conflicts with their birth parents, making it difficult for them to expect informal care. On the other hand, services that take gender diversity into account are limited worldwide, which may be a barrier to service use.

The report is available here: