Special Issue "Gender Equity and Girls’ Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2023) | Viewed by 40342
2. Center on Gender Equity and Health, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Interests: gender-based violence; sexual and reproductive health; social and economic determinants of health
Interests: social norms; sexual and reproductive health; scaling up evidence based practices and violence against children
Interests: gender and social norms; adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights; adolescent substance use; social network analysis; multilevel modeling
This Special Issue of Adolescents focuses on the ways in which gender inequities affect health and well-being among female adolescents. Gender inequities arise from traditional gender norms that limit girls’ power in making life decisions, restrict girls’ opportunities and access to resources, and that even threaten girls’ safety and basic human rights. These gender inequities disfavor girls over boys and result in substantial economic, social, and health burdens among adolescent girls. Worldwide, in their lifetime, girls receive fewer opportunities than males for education, employment, and political leadership. Girls are also often deprived of their freedom of choice. For example, many girls have limited control over decisions related to marriage, sex, family planning, and their own health care due to traditional gender norms that unfairly place such decisions in the hands of girls’ families or male partners. Additionally, substantial proportions of girls experience physical or sexual partner violence or non-partner rape. Other forms of gender-based violence include child marriage, honor killings, and sex trafficking. As a result of these gender-based deprivations of opportunity and freedom of choice, girls experience a number of poor health outcomes, including malnutrition, mental health concerns, infectious diseases (e.g., HIV, other sexually transmitted infections), chronic health issues (e.g., cancers, asthma), and unplanned pregnancy. Efforts are needed to better address the gender inequities affecting girls’ lives. Supporting human potential, progress, and health will require a future where the world invests fully in girls.
Papers that focus on the gender inequities experienced by cisgender or transgender populations of girls are welcomed, and those that provide new approaches for alleviating health disparities resulting from gender inequity will be prioritized. Original research, brief reports, methodological papers, systematic reviews, and commentaries will be accepted.
Submission Instructions: The submission and review process will involve several steps:
- 31 October 2022: Authors should submit a 300-word abstract with a working title and a list of authors to email@example.com. Authors will be informed if their abstract has been selected for submission as a full manuscript by 1 December 2022.
- 31 January 2023: Selected authors should submit their full manuscript to the journal’s online portal. All selected submissions will undergo peer review by 2–3 reviewers and must adhere to MDPI guidelines and policies.
Dr. Elizabeth Reed
Dr. Rebecka Lundgren
Dr. Kathryn M. Barker
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Adolescents is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- gender equity
- adolescent health
- health disparities
- gender social norms
- gender-based violence (including child marriage, partner violence, and sexual assault and harassment)
- gender transformative approaches