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作者 Pollard, Tessa M
書名 Sex, Gender and Health
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999
國際標準書號 9780511155161 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (186 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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系列 Biosocial Society Symposium Series ; v.11
Biosocial Society Symposium Series
附註 Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- Preface -- 1 Sex, gender and health: integrating biological and social perspectives -- From male and female to men and women -- Seeking explanations -- Science and culture -- References -- 2 Parental manipulation of postnatal survival and well-being: are parental sex preferences adaptive? -- Introduction -- Background: human infanticidal practices -- Sex preferences -- Ecology and endogamy - the Netsilik Eskimos -- Prestige and sons among Chinese peasants -- Daughter rejection and maternal age in Papua New Guinea -- Female infanticide and neglect on the Indian sub-continent -- Preferential investment in daughters - the Mukogodo of Kenya -- Differential parental investment in the Ecuadorian Highlands -- Proximate cues and sex preferences: a cross-cultural test -- General discussion -- References -- 3 Gender bias in South Asia: effects on child growth and nutritional status -- Introduction: biological differences in male and female child mortality -- Gender bias in South Asia -- Socio-economic and temporal variation in female undernutrition: a case study from Bangladesh -- Sex differences in growth -- Evidence of catch-up growth -- Summary -- References -- 4 Sex, gender and cardiovascular disease -- Modernisation and cardiovascular disease -- Modernisation and oestrogen -- Gender, stress and the role of oestrogen -- Gender differences in experiences of stressors -- Do men and women show different physiological responses to stress? -- The impact of stress on oestrogen levels -- Conclusion -- References -- 5 Social meanings and sexual bodies: gender, sexuality and barriers to women's health care -- The social context of health and illness -- Reproductive imperatives -- Reproductive tract infections -- Prevention of HIV
The sexualisation of non-sexual infections -- Conclusions -- References -- 6 Poverty and the medicalisation of motherhood -- Medicalisation and modernity -- The story of a 'deviant' woman -- Poor bodies as objects of knowledge -- The medicalised mother -- Endnotes -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 7 The vanishing woman: gender and population health -- Who are the scientists? -- Reading the text -- The Whitehall studies -- Adding in the women -- Setting the context -- The demand to be recognised -- Conclusion -- References -- 8 Agency, opposition and resistance: a systemic approach to psychological illness in sub-dominant groups -- Overdoses: woman's violence against herself -- Comparative perspectives -- Function and opposition -- The 'mystical pressure' of Western medicine: spirits and diseases -- Why women? -- Endnotes -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Glossary -- Index
Explores differences in health experiences of boys, girls, men and women from both biological and social perspectives
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Pollard, Tessa M. Sex, Gender and Health Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c1999 9780521592826
主題 Health--Sex differences
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Alt Author Hyatt, Susan Brin
Panter-Brick, Catherine
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