2016/2096(INI)

Promoting gender equality in mental health and clinical research

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2016/2096(INI) Promoting gender equality in mental health and clinical research
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Opinion DEVE MARCELLESI Florent (Verts/ALE)
Lead FEMM BECERRA BASTERRECHEA Beatriz (ALDE) ESTARÀS FERRAGUT Rosa (EPP), WARD Julie (S&D), GIRLING Julie (ECR), BJÖRK Malin (GUE/NGL), VON STORCH Beatrix (EFD)
Opinion ITRE
Lead committee dossier: FEMM/8/06684
Legal Basis RoP 052
Subjects
Links

Activites

  • 2017/02/14 Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2017/02/13 Debate in Parliament
  • 2016/12/12 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A8-0380/2016 summary
  • 2016/11/29 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2016/06/09 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading

Documents

Votes

A8-0380/2016 - Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea - § 17/1

2017/02/14
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 377 62 2 18 1 46 4 23 171 50 0
Against 226 1 16 2 38 0 9 160 0 0 0
Abstain 85 3 45 6 1 3 4 20 3 0 0

A8-0380/2016 - Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea - § 17/2

2017/02/14
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 113 64 2 16 7 2 2 9 7 4 0
Against 490 1 12 4 32 41 10 179 165 46 0
Abstain 87 0 51 6 1 6 4 19 0 0 0

A8-0380/2016 - Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea - § 44

2017/02/14
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 399 63 22 13 0 49 5 32 167 48 0
Against 245 0 25 5 35 0 10 166 4 0 0
Abstain 41 2 14 8 5 0 2 8 2 0 0

A8-0380/2016 - Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea - § 59

2017/02/14
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 582 65 23 15 10 49 4 194 173 49 0
Against 93 0 42 4 29 0 9 9 0 0 0
Abstain 14 1 0 4 1 0 4 4 0 0 0

A8-0380/2016 - Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea - § 64

2017/02/14
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 649 65 63 19 17 44 15 204 172 50 0
Against 6 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Abstain 35 0 0 5 22 5 2 1 0 0 0

A8-0380/2016 - Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea - Considérant AR

2017/02/14
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 507 62 27 16 7 49 10 117 169 50 0
Against 124 2 23 3 29 0 7 57 3 0 0
Abstain 62 2 15 7 4 0 0 33 1 0 0

A8-0380/2016 - Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea - Résolution

2017/02/14
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 364 57 3 16 0 46 3 18 172 49 0
Against 171 0 59 4 40 0 10 57 1 0 0
Abstain 155 9 3 6 0 3 4 130 0 0 0
AmendmentsDossier
318 2016/2096(INI) Promoting gender equality in mental health and clinical research
2016/09/13 DEVE 34 amendments...
source: PE-589.205
2016/10/18 FEMM 284 amendments...
source: PE-592.270

History

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2017-02-16
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    • The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality adopted the own-initiative report by Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA (ADLE, ES) on promoting gender equality in mental health and clinical research.

      Members recalled that the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health is a fundamental human right. In this respect, they noted that in the EU, 27 % of the adult population, including both men and women, have experienced at least one episode of mental illness. Accordingly, they called on Member States to take measures and allocate sufficient resources to ensure access to healthcare and specifically to mental health services – including women’s shelters – independently of their legal status, gender identity, sex characteristics, ethnic origin, or religion.

      Gender equality in mental health: Members called on the Commission and the Member States to promote information and prevention campaigns and other initiatives to raise public awareness of mental health problems. They also asked for effective action in order to:

      • change how people with mental health problems are perceived: Members stressed the fact that there was a link between mental health and poverty and social exclusion. Acknowledging the influence of media and particularly of the Internet and social networks on mental health, Members called for more research on this topic. They pointed out that some women have a distorted perception of their image due to media, stereotyped advertising and social pressure, and develop eating and behavioural disorders, for instance anorexia and bulimia. Members called on the Commission, the Member States, and local authorities to ensure that their mental health strategies address the mental health challenges that could be faced by LGBTI people;
      • develop tailored policies for marginalized and refugee women: the committee called on Member States to protect women asylum seekers in detention who report abuse, and stresses that these women are to be provided with immediate protection. It called on the Commission, the Member States and local authorities to develop specific tailored policies in order to provide mental health services to groups of vulnerable women in marginalised communities.

      Gender equality in clinical trials: Members underlined the fact that clinical trials of pharmaceutical products on both men and women are necessary and that these should be inclusive, non-discriminatory and performed under conditions of equality. They wanted the labels on pharmaceutical products clearly to indicate whether trials on women took place or not, and whether men and women may expect different side effects. They also asked the Commission to incentivise projects at EU level focused on how women are treated in clinical research.

      Members also underlined that urgent action was required to correct gender gaps in clinical trials in areas of health where such gaps are particularly harmful, such as in medication for Alzheimer’s, cancer, treatment of strokes, anti-depressants, and cardiovascular diseases.

      Lastly, the committee called on the commission and Member States to:

      • promote healthcare by ensuring easy access to services and the provision of adequate information tailored to men’s and women’s specific needs and the exchange of best practice in the field of mental health and clinical research;
      • take stock of the specific health needs of women and men in their health policies;
      • ensure that prevention strategies specifically target women who are at risk of intersectional discrimination;
      • recognise gender-based violence and violence against women as a public health issue;
      • incentivise programmes that address the specific needs of women concerning illnesses such as osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems and central nervous system illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and/or dementia.
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