No, insurers cannot take your gender into account when working out your car insurance premiums.
Before a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling in December 2012 insurers would give women cheaper quotes because they were statistically safer drivers than men.
Although they cannot offer you cheaper cover based on your gender, some insurers still specialise in car insurance for women.
Try a specialist female car insurance policy
Since the ECJ ruling, car insurance companies that previously only offered cover to women must legally offer policies to men too.
However, they still tailor their cover to women with added benefits like:
Handbag and contents cover
Child seat cover
Courtesy car when your vehicle is being repaired
These benefits could be useful, but do not limit your search to just these insurers. Get as many quotes as you can to find the policy with the right level of cover at the right price.
Ways to cut the cost
Comparing quotes from a range of companies is the best way to find cheap cover, but there are other things you can do you keep the cost down:
Drive a car with a small engine because they usually cost the least to insure. Look for vehicles in the lowest car insurance groups for the cheapest cover.
Multi car insurance can give you a discount when you insure two or more vehicles with the same insurer. Here is how multi car insurance can save you money.
For more price cutting tips, try these 10 ways to reduce your car insurance bill.