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Gender Inequalities in Health

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7268.1087 (Published 28 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1087
  1. Annette MacKay Rossignol, professor of public health.
  1. Oregon State University, USA

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    Eds Ellen Annandale, Kate Hunt

    Open University Press, £15.99, pp 192

    ISBN 0 335 20364 7

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    Gender differences in the opportunity to enjoy good health are related to the biological differences between men and women. Gender inequalities, on the other hand, are related to power and have an ethical component that biology does not. In understanding gender inequalities in health, it is helpful to ask the following questions: Who has power to access the healthcare system and the social, political, and economic arrangements that determine health status? Who has little power? Who is not willing to share …

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