Health of Men and Women

ISBN-10: 0745634540

ISBN-13: 9780745634548

Edition: 2006

Authors: Sarah Payne

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Looking at the differences between men and women's health, and their risk of death, this title takes account of the ways in which sex and gender interact, with each other and with other forms of difference such as race and ethnicity.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 9/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Sex, gender and health Introduction Menrsquo;s health, womenrsquo;s health and gender equity
The complexity of menrsquo;s and womenrsquo;s health Sex and gender for both men and women
What do we mean by lsquo;sexrsquo; and gender'?
Sex and health Gender and health
What is the relationship between sex and gender?
Sex, gender and diversity Conclusion: towards a model
Explaining the health of women and men
Introduction Sex, biology and health Gender and health Gender and resources Gender and health related behaviour
Diet Obesity Obesity and body image Exercise and activity
Exercise and body image Illicit drug use
Smoking Alcohol Explaining gender differences in health behaviour
Gender and health care Gender differences in health care seeking behaviour
"I don't go to the doctor unless something scares the hell out of me"
Gender differences in health treatment Conclusion
Illness And Health: Sex, Gender And Morbidity
Introduction Gender differences in healthy life expectancy (HALE)
Self-reported health among men and women Consultation and use of health services
Sex and health Gender and health The intersection between social class, gender and ethnicity
Sex, gender and irritable bowel syndrome
Sex, gender and arthritis Conclusion
Women, men and mental health
Introduction Defining and measuring mental health
Womenrsquo;s mental health, menrsquo;s mental health
what are the differences?
Biology and the mental health of women and men
Gender and the mental health of women and men
Social and structural influences on gendered differences in mental health
Work and mental health differences Sexual abuse, sexual violence and mental health
Physical violence Gender and emotion
Gendered and racialised constructions of mental health and illness
Sex, gender and eating disorders
Sex, gender and depression Sex and depression
Gender and depression Suicide and suicidal behaviour
Explaining gender differences in suicide Conclusion
Gender and sex and reproductive health
Introduction The meaning of reproductive and sexual health
Sexual health Reproductive health
Pregnancy and childbirth HIV, AIDS and the health of men and women Conclusion
Death, dying, sex and gender
Introduction The meaning of death Death and discourse: lsquo;survival as a social constructrsquo;
Death, sex and gender Causes of death Sex, gender and mortality
Violent death, sex and gender Accidental death, sex and gender
Non-accidental death, sex and gender
Explaining the risk of violent death Sex and violent death
Gender and violent death Gender, occupation, resources and violent death
Gender, behaviour and violent death Conclusion
Conclusion Introduction The health of men and women
Explaining the differences Menrsquo;s health or womenrsquo;s health?
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