Men and COVID-19: Adding a gender lens

Glob Public Health. 2020 Jul;15(7):1090-1092. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2020.1769702. Epub 2020 May 21.


In this commentary, the authors point out that there are important gender determinants to both men's and women's vulnerabilities to COVID-19, and call on the global health community to unpack and address these early in the COVID-19 pandemic response. They point to best practices and tools from two decades of engaging men in research and programming in the sexual and reproductive health field.

Keywords: COVID-19; gender; infectious diseases; masculinities; men's health.

Publication types

  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Coronavirus Infections / mortality
  • Health Promotion*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Men's Health*
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / mortality
  • Reproductive Health*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Vulnerable Populations