Women and Health: the key for sustainable development
The Lancet Healthy women, valued and respected, are a win for societies and a crucial prerequisite in order to reach the sustainable development goals. The new concept of the Lancet Commission on "Women and Health" takes a completely different view on female health. So far reproductive health of women was the most important issue, now by using a more holistic approach all influences on women's health in the course of her life should be considered. Women's health is disporportionaly influenced by gender, social and societal determinants, which represent a particular challenge.