Searching for information on health disparities can be tricky because of how quickly language changes. Databases and authors can be slow to make the transition to current terminology. Historical resources probably will use outdated (and possibly offensive) terminology. Keep this in mind when searching.
Depending on the search tool that you are using (catalog, database, web search), you may need to search for multiple terms. Here are some terms to consider for both textword and subject searching (remember that some databases have specific subject terms to use).
Combine the above terms with terms like these:
or with terms that are disease/condition-specific (like breast cancer, ovarian cancer, gout, etc.)
Some databases have an option to limit search results by sex.