Carme Valls-Llobet

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1968, she is dedicated to internal medicine and endocrinology. She directs the Women, Health, and Quality of Life Programme at the Centre for Analysis and Health Programmes in Barcelona (Spain), focusing on research and teaching on health, women, and gender issues. She has promoted a network of women health professionals in Spain, Red-Caps. She is the author of several publications and of the books Mujeres y hombres: salud y diferencias (Folio, 1994), Mujeres invisibles (Debolsillo 2006), and Mujeres, salud y poder (Cátedra, 2009).

The author discusses how women have been rendered invisible during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we have experienced a regression in gender biases.
Doctor with a patient

Women remained invisible in health sciences until the late twentieth century because they were not included in the cohorts used in researched studies. Thanks