On 13 September, more than 150 people from UNSW and the broader community came together in Sydney’s CBD to discuss closing the gender health gap.

Although women have a longer life expectancy than men, they often have poorer access to health care, and receive incorrect or delayed diagnoses and less effective treatments than men. For decades, women’s health has been systematically under-researched, under-funded and under-valued.

Hosted by UNSW Medicine & Health, the live panel discussion, skilfully moderated by the award-winning ABC health and science reporter, Tegan Taylor, gathered prominent women's health advocates, including Professor Clara Chow AM, Dr Rebecca Deans, and Professor Robyn Norton AO.

The discussion delved into the essential systemic changes and innovations needed in the fields of research, funding, and medical education to pave the way for a more equitable and healthier future for women.

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From left to right, Professor Clara Chow AM, Dr Rebecca Deans, Professor Robyn Norton AO, and host, Tegan Taylor. Image: provided
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Our official welcome by Professor Vlado Perkovic, Dean of UNSW Medicine & Health 
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Our esteemed host, Tegan Taylor during the live panel discussion.

For those who may have missed it, or would like to listen to the discussion again, the recording is now available for you to download, watch and share with your friends, family, and colleagues.