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Sex, Gender and Health

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7249.1610 (Published 10 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1610
  1. Kate Hunt, senior research scientist
  1. MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow University

    Eds Tessa M Pollard, Susan Brin Hyatt

    Cambridge University Press, £12.95, pp 184

    ISBN 0 521 59707 2

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    There has been considerable interest in gender and other inequalities in health over the past two decades. An orthodoxy became established that, despite lower mortality among women, now seen virtually throughout the globe, women experience more morbidity than men (a generalisation that has been challenged in recent years). A frustration with some existing literature is that, despite social and legislative changes and challenges to the roles and opportunities for women and men in the latter part of the 20th century, …

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