The Council of Europe’s Committee on Bioethics has published a new expert report on gender equality in biomedicine.

The expert report, prepared by Professor Ina Wagner[1], on “Human rights in biomedicine: Integrating a gender equality perspective”, forms part of the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan on Human Rights and Technologies in Biomedicine (2020-2025) to ensure respect for gender equality and diversity in the work of the Committee.

The report analyses gender in a range of biomedical issues including equitable access to biomedical research, gender bias in the quality of health services, gender bias and gender inequity in AI-based decision tools, and the protection of dignity and (gender) identity.

The report provides the Committee on Bioethics with an important source of information and reference in its future work.


Expert report:

Integrating a gender equality perspective | by Professor Ina Wagner, 2020