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The Relationship Of Gender And Health

- Within this essay, I will be focusing on making a reference to an appropriate sociological or social theory discuss the relationship of gender and health. This is an important field of sociology of health because for many years women did not have health rights and their rights were made by their husbands or doctors. Women have come a long way to have the right they have now, but certain issues are still a problem. I believe this is an important facet of sociology of health, because society has help shaped the view of health towards women....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Gender studies]

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Gender Disparities and Maternal Health

- Gender disparities and maternal health Underlying mean of the health problems in our country, are poverty and poor education. Differences in socioeconomic status are seen for most conditions, diseases and sick factors in this country. The social distribution of health and social causes, which most effect health, must be understood and addressed. Total public and private health expenditure in Pakistan represents 2-3 %of the gross domestic product. (GDP). In 1990, less then 1% of GDP was allocated to public health care with private expenditure accounting for the rest....   [tags: Health]

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Gender and Health Outcomes: The Impact that Gender Has on The Use of the Healthcare System

- Introduction Research Purpose What is the correlation between gender and how often healthcare is sought out by members of a specific gender. There has always been an impending social different classification based on gender. This stems from how gender categorizes certain behaviors and attitudes as something that woman would do more likely than their male counterparts would do and vice versa. The purpose of this research paper is to understand the impact that gender has on the use of the healthcare system....   [tags: gender, healthcare, behaviors]

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List Of Gender Stereotypes : Health Guidance

- Brewer, Holly. "List of Gender Stereotypes." Health Guidance. HealthGuidance.org. Web. 5 Oct. 2015. This source speaks briefly about gender stereotypes and what they are, before listing many common stereotypes for both males and females. This information will help me when I create the quiz for my project, because I will have an abundance of stereotypes to choose form. This source seems reliable, and rather unbiased, which makes it more useful. Campbell, Patricia. "Girls Are ... Boys Are ..." U.S....   [tags: Gender, Sexism, Stereotype, Bias]

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Gender Equity in Health and Health Care

- Introduction It is often challenging to have health care services that meet the needs of Canada’s diverse population and the needs of both men and women. Gender influences access to care and women in particular are at risk for face difficulties to care (Ontario Women`s Health Equity Report, 2010 p.1). Women are more likely to be poor and have greater caregiver responsibilities in contrast to men. These both factors are barriers to accessing health services. The way the health care system is organized creates barriers to accessing effective care for women because it has failed to take into account that men and women use the health care system very differently....   [tags: Women's Rights, Medical Reform]

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Gender Inequality Within Mental Health

- From a biological standpoint, men and women are defined purely based on the presence of a Y chromosome and certain bodily structures. Throughout history though, cultural and societal beliefs have cultivated an additional ever-changing definition on what it means to be male or female, which very much stretches beyond the biological perspective. This separate definition has led to the formation of gender roles that are essentially societal expectations for how a man or woman should behave. While there is little evidence supporting the notion that being born a particular sex puts one at greater risk of ill mental health, several studies have been conducted, concluding that gender roles have a m...   [tags: Mental disorder, Health care]

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Does Gender Really Affect Your Health?

- There are many gender differences that exist within our country; differences in the workforce, in the home, and also within both gender’s health. It’s strange though, for one of the wealthiest countries in the world that spends the most on healthcare, the United States has a great disparity between health of the two sexes. Does gender really affect your health. Has the modernized world affected how long both genders live. These are questions you don’t typically think about living your day-to-day life, but maybe we should....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Male, Female]

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The Effects Of Gender And Sex On A Person 's Health

- Gender and sex have long impacted different sectors of society and in many different ways. One of the most important and detrimental effects of an individual’s gender is how it can influence that person’s health. A person’s gender will impact how long the person may live, what kinds of diseases he or she will contract, and for how long or at which stage in his or her life the person will be affected by a disease. The effects of gender and sex on a person’s health stem from social, psychological, and biological factors....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Sociology]

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Gender and Age in Issues of Health and Illness

- Why and how is gender or age significant when we consider issues of health and illness. How might an understanding of gender or age help doctors in planning health education. During this essay I am going to answer the question that is noted above, but I will be focusing on the topic of gender. The topics I am going to cover are defining gender, describing the health differences that are faced by people of different genders, and then I will focus on health education issues relating to gender. Gender and sex have been defined by sociologists as two different things....   [tags: Healthcare ]

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Women 's Health And Gender Inequality

- This ideology is not restricted to just our home or casual conversation, but is conveyed openly. Some prominent politicians had correlated the rising rate of rape to women using cellphones and going out at night. “Just because India achieved freedom at midnight does not mean that women can venture out after dark, said Botsa Satyanarayana, the Congress Party leader in the state of Andhra Pradesh” (Falerio). Women suffer from more embarrassment than men in these situations. Rather then blaming the men for their actions they blame women for assimilating to new culture and standards that are present around the world (Nussbaum, 98)....   [tags: Rape, Marriage, Sex crimes, Violence]

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Gender And Health Policy Contexts : Ethical Issues And Challenges

- Aspinall, Peter J., and Martha Chinouya. "Determining the Identity of ‘black Africans’ in UK Population and Health Policy Contexts: Ethical Issues and Challenges." Social Identities 17, no. 2 (2011): 255-70 Aspinall and Chinouya discuss the use of the word “Black African” in the United Kingdom specifically in their census. The United Kingdom started including black African and black Caribbean in the 1991 census. This is interesting in contrast with how the United States classifies African born blacks....   [tags: African American, Black people, African diaspora]

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Gender Dysphoria and Gender Reassignment: Analysis of a Policy Issue

- 1. Introduction Sexuality and gender identity issues have had a long history in the fields of mental health and public policy. There has been much debate surrounding the inclusion of issues related to gender and sexual identity in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual since its initial stages of development (Drescher, 2010). Debates in this field of interest have been fragmented between several stakeholders (Ehrbar, 2010). This fragmentation has created complications in the process of developing United States policies that are inclusive of individuals with gender identities that do not match the gender to which they were assigned at birth....   [tags: gender identity, mental health, sexuality]

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Transgender Issues Of Health And Hiv Research

- One article that goes more in depth on the issue is “on Bodies and Research: Transgender Issues in Health and HIV Research Articles”. The main point of the article is focuses on the difficultly in aiding the transgender community. One issue that is brought up is that the umbrella term of transgender is used. Due to the many difficult medical conditions that encompass the term transgender, it is difficult to provide proper health care. One may be willing to alter their birth sex, but others may have been born with a morphological or chromosomal, or hormonal defect that requires a change in sex....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Health care, Medicine]

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American Assembly For Women 's Health

- Men are a minority in the nursing field. American Assembly for Men in Nursing and scholars has recommended that some things need to change to meet the diversity of the population. America has been facing a critical shortage in nurses and to encourage men and stop the stereotyping can help. However efforts by universities, nurse educators, and nurses can make dramatic change. They can be more proactive and find suitable learning environments for male nursing students. Men’s health is also a major concern that the American Assembly for Men in Nursing is concerned about....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Gender, Health care]

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Sexual Orientation, Gender Development, And Mental Health

- The webinar that I viewed was titled Sexual Orientation, Gender Development, and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents created by Dr. Stewart Adelson who is a clinical professor assistant at Columbia University’s college of Physicians & Surgeons. The first leaning objective listed was to be able to summarize the primary mental health challenges and needs of LGBT children and adolescents. Some of the mental health challenges that that face is related to their gender orientation, gender identity and how people will react to them....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Transgender]

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Social Determinants of Interpersonal Violence and Health

- Ans-1 Social determinants of interpersonal violence Relatively high rates of violence have been reported over the years among members of certain ethnic and racial groups and urban inhabitants. African Americans and Native Americans have comparatively high rates of assaultive interpersonal violence and homicide. Big cities continue to experience high rates of violence, focussed mainly among young black males in the United States. Immigrant groups, especially second and third generations, have higher rates of delinquency and violence than the more privileged and settled ethnic groups that moved earlier to the US....   [tags: health, violence, racial, gender]

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The Life Expectancy Gap Between Men and Women

- This essay will be, centrally, focusing on critically examining the differences in health and life expectancy between men and women. In order to do so, theories and arguments will be drawn upon to illustrate it. Furthermore, there will be an overview of the statistical data that presents these findings and demonstrate the differences in health and life expectancy between men and women. In order to enhance the arguments that has been put forward, the research will not only be based in UK but other countries will be taken into account....   [tags: Gender Health]

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Gender Discrimination and Nursing

- Now in days you see more males nurses than before, in the nursing field. Having male nurses can be beneficial, but then again some people tend to refuse them. The public know male nurses as to not being productive or effective as female nurses. Others think the opposite; perhaps they have experienced a bond with male nurses. Male nurses can make certain patients feel comfortable. In some cases men are necessary when nurses need that extra physical strength. Also it may seem stereotype, but men tend to be less attractive to gossip....   [tags: health, gender roles]

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To What Extent Does Difference in Gender, Ethnicity and Class Influence Health Inequalities?

- Health is a large cause of one of the most important social divisions in society, with a divide existing between those whom are healthy and those who are not. Your health largely impacts the quality of life which you can lead, meaning there is those who are healthy and can lead a good quality of life, and those whose quality of life is impaired by illness and the potential illness surrounding their lives. The divisions which create health inequalities affect many aspects of everyday life. Though this division is sometimes just down to pure chance, there are structural factors which mean that those who face ill health often come from particular groups....   [tags: social class, the priviledged vs the poor]

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Childlessness among the Elderly: Effects of Social Ties

- Childlessness and Social Integration Among Elders According to Dykstra (2006), social integration refers to the idea that “people are socially integrated and embedded when their lives are tied to the lives of other in personally meaningful ways” (p.749). Such relationships often occur when individuals attend or engage in community events and social networks. Social integration leads to different levels of satisfaction in life among the elders with or without children. Older populations with children are more likely to engage in social networks and expand their personal connections with others because they believe that it will create more opportunities for their children later in life (Dyks...   [tags: Race, gender, health]

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Health Factors Of Obesity With The Aims Of Drawing Attention On Age, Ethnicity, Gender, Genetics And

- This essay focus on health factors of obesity with the aims of drawing attention to Age, Ethnicity, Gender, Genetics and Socio-economics. According to Department of Health (2014) obesity is clinical term which is used to describe excess body fat. Furthermore DOH (2014) stated that obesity is a major public health issue because it is associated with risk factors of number of health problems such as heart diseases, stroke and some cancers. It also leads to other serious conditions such as type2 diabetes (Department of Health, 2014) “Public health is the science and art of preventing diseases, prolonging life and promoting physical health and efficiency through organised community efforts" (Wi...   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Body mass index]

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Inequality Among Minorities

- Here I am three weeks away to complete this semester and I am required to write about a particular social problem that has affected my immediate or extended family. My first thought was: I do not have any social problem in my family. However, I was completely wrong. Everything started when forty five years ago I was born. Everyone was hoping for a boy. Ultimately, that was the tradition; the first child must be a boy… Surprise, I was a girl. As I write this essay, I started to remember what my aunt used to tell me when she was asked about my father’s first reaction....   [tags: gender, health, employment, education]

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Childlessness among the Elderly: Effects of Social Ties

- Introduction Aging has become a worldwide issue as attentions to health status of older populations increase. As people age, they face different situations that lead them to the current point, satisfaction and health or vise versa. Researchers have conducted and identified various reasons affecting the health of elders. For example, childlessness, marital status, unemployment, and poor social integration are all recognized risk factors that influence the quality of life of older populations. Childlessness has raised a great concern since 1990, as one in every five elders aged over 65 report not having children (Zhang & Hayward, 2001)....   [tags: Gender, race, health]

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Fast Food Among KPTM Students

- The purpose of this research is to determine the level of acceptance and consumption of fast food among students in Kolej Poly-Tech Mara (KPTM). In addition, the aim of the study is to determine the level of knowledge of the respondents on the basic of food intake. Other than that, the purpose of research is want to know the different among gender taken the fast food. Students like to eat fast food as it is delicious , inexpensive, and fast to serve. They are also like to hang out with friends and sit at the fast food restaurant, for example Kentucky Fried Chiken Restaurant (KFC) and McDonald (Mcd) as the places are famous and comfortable with air-conditioning, and can access the internet, b...   [tags: gender, restaurant, health, nutrition, Malaysia]

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Education for Girls in Africa and Its Impacts

- In the contemporary society, education is a foundational human right. It is essentially an enabling right that creates various avenues for the exercise of other basic human rights. Once it is guaranteed, it facilitates the fulfillment of other freedoms and rights more particularly attached to children. Equally, lack of education provision endangers all fundamental rights associate with the welfare of human beings. Consequently, the role of education and in particular girl child education as a promoter of nation states welfare cannot be overemphasized....   [tags: gender gap reduction, health improvement]

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Characteristics Of Their Trash Showing Ages And Lifestyles

- The family in the research shown has many defining characteristics in their trash showing ages and lifestyles. The specific year and what time of the year would most likely be the second half of 2008 and possibly the beginning of 2009, which also means it would be the fall into the winter time. First, there was bank receipts dated from June and August in 2008, there was a magazine dated October 28, 2008, a copy of November 23 Times Colonist, and a paper cash register receipt from Blockbuster from December 2008 which supports this timeline....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Energy drink, Gender]

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Risk Factors of Teenage Suicide

- Teenage suicide is a major national public health concern facing America today. Thousands of teenagers commit suicide each year. Many experts believe that teenage suicide is often due to unpredictable circumstances and can be contributed to hormonal impulses. However, recent case findings and statistics prove that this is not necessarily true. Although some teenage suicides may be the result of youthful and impulsive actions, certain risk factors, signs, and symptoms can contribute to self-inflicted death in adolescents....   [tags: hormonal impulses, gender roles, public health]

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Race, Gender, And Social Status

- When it comes to medicine certain individuals are not treated fairly because of various issues, it could possibly because of your race, age, gender, and social status. I feel like when it comes to health care they always find a category to place you in for example maybe you’re not rich enough so you’re on the waiting list, or maybe your race is not as relevant enough, maybe since you’re a women your less important, or maybe your just too old. There 's always an excuse for a person being placed in a particular category and treated unfairly....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Race, White people]

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The Current Popularity Toward Beauty And Health

- The current popularity toward beauty and health is an effective and marketable source of reality TV to draw attention from audiences. Two reality makeover shows, Get It Beauty and The Body Show attempt to pioneer a new genre, where the audiences are brought in front of the TV sets and exercise together under the gurus’ guidance with the provided intimacy with the show participants. Not only the show hosts speak directly to the audiences but also they address the concerns regarding beauty and health care that women in their twenties and thirties may have had at least once, and seek solutions together including the show participants in the studio by inviting and listening to professionals in t...   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Gender role, Transgender]

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Services are More Effective when Tailored to Individuals Client's Needs

- 1. Statement of the Problem The problem addressed in this study is that despite broad recognition that services are more effective when tailored to individual clients’ needs, there is limited evidence of the impact that services matched to client needs have on treatment outcomes. 2. Purpose of the Study The purpose of this study was to examine the fundamental social work practice principle that treatment is more effective when tailored to meet client-identified needs. Specifically, the study examines the gender differences in matching services to client needs in comprehensive substance abuse treatment outcomes....   [tags: health services, social work, gender differences]

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Gender Stereotypes And Gender Inequality

- From the moment a child is born, they are directed and coached into a gender stereotype that follows social norms. They are informed by various contexts within society, what colours they should like, books they should read, clothes they should wear, toys they should play with and the appropriate behaviours that represent their gender. Values and behaviours are spontaneously implemented as children internalise the knowledge and information gained through their environments (National Union of Teachers, 2013, p....   [tags: Gender, Gender identity, Transgender]

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Gender Norms And Gender Roles

- Gender norms are ideas that are deeply ingrained in us at a very young age. At birth infants are dressed in gendered clothing, given gendered toys and talked to in different ways. These gendered ways of acting and thinking are upheld all throughout childhood. Society and parents inflict their gender ideas and norms on children and expect them to act and behave in certain ways. Children learn gender from being subjected to society’s expectations, even though pressuring kids to conform to those rigid roles can end up having serious consequences for the children whose social circles try to over-correct their behavior....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Gender studies]

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Gender Equality And Gender Inequality

- Discussions of Nigeria gender equality in recent times have focused on steps taken towards putting women in their proper prospects. In the past, each gender had clearly defined roles and the issue of gender conflict never arose. The extent of gender inequality had been hidden for so long that its seriousness in the present time of Nigeria is now attracting international attention. The 2012 Gender in Nigeria Report recently shows that gender inequality not only exists in the country, but at highly worrying levels....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Discrimination, Gender role]

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Gender Stereotypes And Gender Roles

- Gender roles are widely accepted societal expectations about how males and females should behave (Rathus, 2010, pg. 447). Gender roles create a difference in the way that masculine and feminine behaviors are accepted among society. Gender roles are often depicted as just a part of who a person is and help better define the difference between male and female. When society begins to use these gender roles as norms we often see those who don’t fit into the correct role become ostracized by society....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Man, Transgender]

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Gender Equality And Gender Discrimination

- Currently, there is still inequality in pay for men and women during the same job which is an act of gender discrimination in the workplace. Gender discrimination is defined as prejudice or discrimination based on an individual’s gender. Gender equality is attained when individuals are able to access and enjoy equal rewards and opportunities irrespective of their gender. Various countries have made substantial progress concerning gender equality in recent periods. Conversely, women still endure less salary earnings in comparison to men, moreover, women are less likely to advance their careers as far as men are able to....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Sexism, Feminism]

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Gender Roles, Gender, And Transgender Issues

- Gender Roles, Gender Stereotypes, and Transgender issues The topic of this annotated bibliography is gender roles, gender stereotypes, and transgender issues in our society and other cultures as well. I chose this topic because I feel that people should get a better understanding of it. Some people may be a little closed minded when it comes to what roles should be assigned to each gender. So hopefully this can help people keep an open mind This paper will also go over a few subtopics that falls within gender roles such as, femininity/feminism, masculinity, transgender issues, sexual orientation, etc....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Gender identity]

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Gender And Gender Roles Of The Western Society

- In the western society, one of the core values is traditional gender roles. We expect everyone to identify as the sex they were born as, and accept the gender roles that are placed upon us, such as that men have to act in a masculine and dominate behavior and women have to be sensitive and lady like. Although, not only are these social expectations wrong, but they are also harmful to anyone who does not conform to a gender binary. Yet, many people are uninformed on what a non-gender conformist is, it is anyone who’s gender does not match the sex they were born as (ex: transgender man or woman, non-binary, gender queer)....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Gender role, Woman]

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Sex, Gender, And Gender

- Growing up, many are taught that the use of the terms “sex” and “gender” can be used interchangeably. When one is born, they are assigned a sex and venture out into the world. This can cause conflict of people 's opinions or actions or characters. Yet, what some do not know or understand, biological sex and gender are different; sex refers to biological differences (chromosomes, hormonal profiles, internal and external sex organs) while gender describes the characteristics that a society or culture portray as masculine or feminine....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Woman]

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Women 's Health Magazine : Masculinity And Femininity

- As previously mentioned, Men’s Health Magazine reinforces dominant ideas of masculinity and femininity by presenting the male to be the superior human and the female to be less worthy of such a title. Firstly, we can look at this magazine through its imagery. Even though it is a fitness magazine and therefore we would expect the men to lack clothing showing off their sculpted bodies, they are still shot conservatively. Never is their entire body on show and if they have their tops off they are in lengthy shorts; never do we get any sexual connotations of the male....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Female, Male]

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Health Education And Health Care

- As for health professionals, especially nurses, the main duty of the job is to provide health education to the community and need to ensure the clients understand health instruction and information, thus, health literacy plays a pragmatic role in health care. In addition, nurses need to provide health service and care to the community which included different age groups, gender and cultural or ethnic groups, therefore, nurses need to be culturally appropriate and also need to understand The Treaty of Waitangi to ensure it is cultural safe for the society....   [tags: Health care, Health, Health literacy]

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The Health Of The World Health Organization

- hat Is Health. Health is a word that has many different definitions and many ideas of what it truly means. The World Health Organization defines health as "... a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (Philosophy 335: Biomedical Ethics—Study Guide). Just as the World Health Organization has given their idea of what health is defined as so has every person in the world. I define health very similar to the World Health Organization, that it is not just a physical state, but a mental, spiritual and even nutritional state....   [tags: Health, Public health, Health care, Medicine]

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Determinants Of Health And Social Health

- The health of an individual and their communities is affected by several elements which combine together. Whether an individual is healthy or not, is determined by their circumstances and environment.1 To a greater extent, factors such as where an individual lives, their relationships with family and friends, the state of their environment, income, genetics and level of education all have significant impacts on health, however the more frequently considered factors such as access and use of health care facilities regularly have less of an impact.6 Determinants of health is a term which was introduced in the 1970s as part of a broader analysis of research and policy on public health....   [tags: Health, Health care, Public health, Illness]

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The Harmful Effects Of Gender Stereotypes

- Buy this toy. Now only $19.99. These statements might be something a person could hear blaring out of his or her television set from the next room. It 's easy for an adult to tune out commercials, but children soak these messages right up whether a parent wants them to or not. Because the messages in toy commercials promote gender stereotypes which harm social equality, advertisers need to adopt gender-blind methods of advertising. The harmful effects of gender-stereotypical advertising can be quantified through looking at how the job market is divided....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Transgender]

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Health Services And Health Care

- Access to healthcare is the process whereby medical services is made readily available to people within a geographical location “having the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best health outcomes" (IOM, 1993). Attaining good access to care requires three discrete steps: gaining entry into the health care system and getting access to sites of care where patients can receive needed services (bphc 2014). Access to health care varies vastly across the globe. Hence, issues surrounding access to health care vary as well....   [tags: Health care, Health economics, Medicine]

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Gender Roles and Social Relationships

- Important part in behavior patterns and traits that molds males or females has to do with social context that may be seen as normal in one social context and abnormal in any other deals with gender roles. When a child become aware of their biological factors dealing with values, patterns and motive behavior within a culture that appropriate, can be different within females and males creating gender stereotypes. Robert Sapolsky open the door to aggressive behavior stating that raised testosterone level in male can cause aggressive behavior....   [tags: morals, emotional development, mental health]

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Gender Stereotypes Of Television Advertisements

- The term gender stereotype can be defined as any attributes, differences and roles of individuals and or groups (Gender Stereotypes, 2016). This term relates to advertising because advertisers argue whether gender stereotypes in advertisements are problematic and how the effect of these advertisements can harm society (Matthes, Prieler & Adam, 2016). Gender stereotyping in television advertisements can be problematic to society when gender roles are justified according to what society think is acceptable and not acceptable....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Gender studies]

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Gender Violence And Social Violence

- Gender violence is something that happens every day, but is not always seen. It occurs in many instances whether it be within positions of power within our country, within relationships, or within the family. It may not be what many people believe “violence” to be specifically, it can simply mean anything that lessens someone in any way because of their gender. According to health-gender violence.org, gender violence is “the general term used to capture violence that occurs as a result of the normative role expectations associated with each gender, along with the unequal power relationships between the two genders, within the context of a specific society.” Like the definition states, gender...   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Gender studies]

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Health And Social Construction Of Health

- Health and social construction The statement of Health is socially constructed, because it is connected to the belief’s which we associate about “who is heathy”. health can be define in a negative approach as the absence of disease but WHO (2016) define health in a positive approach by saying “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” Even WHO claims that the definition of health has not be changed since this adoption in 1948, I can say there is not an agreed definition of health because not everyone can define health in a positive approach as WHO....   [tags: Health, Medicine, Health care, Middle class]

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Social Norms And Gender Roles

- A typical afternoon consists of my dad laying on the couch from a long day at work, and my mom in the kitchen, preparing dinner. Although we live in an era that has predominantly nullified sex-specific social norms, a difference in gender roles still exists within households. What exactly are gender roles. They are fixed, gender specific expectations, established, in this case, among families. These roles of what should socially be considered masculine and feminine have existed throughout many centuries....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Sociology, Gender identity]

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Gender Roles Of Women And Women

- Who’s to say that just because you are male you have to act manly and if you are female you must be girly. Over the years, gender roles have had a dominant place in society, different families emphasizing different roles. Society places certain expectations on men and women, designating particular responsibilities to each.Throughout the years, society 's rules and expectations for men and women have changed, therefore, it 's important to know where gender roles come from and how they affect people because they play an important role in shaping the way we think about others in society....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Female, Male]

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Women 's Health As A Global Epidemic

- In many developing countries a significant proportion of women of reproductive age who don’t use contraceptives intend to postpone or limit their birth. This discrepancy between women’s stated desire to control childbearing and their actual use of contraceptives makes them to have more unwanted pregnancies and become pregnant much sooner than desired (Sedgh, Singh, and Hussain 2014; Darroch and Singh 2013). Recent estimates show that unintended pregnancy has emerged as a global epidemic (Sedgh, Singh, & Hussain 2014)....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Pregnancy, Sociology]

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Gender And Female Control Theory

- Background The existence of the sexual double standard (SDS), or the acceptance of casual sex for men but not women, has been supported in various research. Previous studies have mainly attempted to understand gender differences in engaging and accepting offers of casual sex, leading to the emerging gap of knowledge as to the origin of this gender equality. However, Rudman, Fetterolf, and Sanchez (2013) aim to discover the reasons behind the existence of the SDS and who primarily motivates it. Since this specific double standard is viewed as a gender equality since it impedes a women’s sexual expression, the researchers believe that it is important to “illuminate the factors that preserve i...   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Gender role, Male]

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Women’s Health and Men’s Health magazine

- The Sourcebook on Violence against Women reports that 14.8% to 36.1% of women will experience sexual violence over their lifetime. They also cited studies that found that up to 26.4% of women have experienced intimate partner violence (Renzetti, Edleson, & Bergen, 2011). With roughly 1 in 4 women experiencing sexual violence or violence perpetrated by a partner, many scholars are looking to point fingers. There are several theories that have something to say on the issue. However, it is important to realize at the heart of all the theories is how they are played out in the everyday lives of men and women....   [tags: Gender Roles]

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Health Is Defined By The World Health Organization

- Health is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as being ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing’. There are many differing perceptions of health in society, some believe health is based on the presence of illness, whereas other people take into consideration their overall wellbeing, and strive to prevent illnesses. Models of Health have been put into place with the aspiration of making a healthier individual or nation. These differ from simply treating any physical or biological illnesses, to looking at trying to make sure a person does not become ill in the first place....   [tags: Health, Health care, Illness, Patient]

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Gender Identity And Social Identity

- When it comes to gender identity it is the feeling and how a person self-identifies as. This is dissimilar from a persons’ gender or identity that a person has at present time. For instance, if a person is a female, that person feels and knows that they are a male. When it comes to sexuality it is in reference to what gender of person that they are attracted to. Even though gender identity is different from sexuality, there is a misunderstanding between the two. As a counselor dealing with both of these spectrums it is a common experience to confront in this day and age....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Surgery]

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Gender Bias And Male Physicians

- Gender bias is the discriminating manner in which men and women are treated unethically. In the Woman’s health field, males are not acquiring the same amount of patients as female physicians. Goff’s says, “… but gender bias is altering the specialty’s landscape – as patients flock to the female doctors, who are taking over women’s health”, patients are fleeing towards female physicians instead of male physician simply because of gender. Male physicians are just as qualified as female physicians and yet, do not acquire an equal amount of patients as female physicians....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Female, Physician]

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Gender, Sexuality, Race And Class

- Gender, sexuality, race and class are important social structures that play a large role in modern society. These structures act upon individuals and reinforce the standards that individuals must follow. However, with respect to healthcare and specifically health inequality, it is not just one structure that pertains to an individual but also, many. These structures can influence individuals to act a certain way and can even hide underlying issues behind other social structures. In order to prevent this and properly evaluate the health of individuals, an intersectional approach towards health must be used in order to simultaneously evaluate the overlapping systems that perpetuate the current...   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Masculinity, Male]

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Gender Discrimination in Sports Media

- Most people watch some form of sports, whether it be the Olympics or the highlights on ESPN. The NBA and NHL playoffs are underway and theyit seems to be the only news on ESPN. There is almost no coverage of the WNBA playoffs or any female athletics. Tennis isone of the only big sports on ESPN for women. While during the Olympics the coverage seems to be non-stop and close to equal. Women’s participation in sport is at an all-time high and has almost become equal with men’s, however,. sSports media does notfails to show this equality and skews the way we look at these athletes....   [tags: sociology, gender studies, skewing]

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Gender Roles Of Female Service Members

- Introduction: “Gender differences in combat-related stressors and their association with postdeployment mental health in a nationally representative sample of U.S. OEF/OIF veterans” by Dawne Vogt, Rachel Vaughn, Mark E. Glickman, Mark Schultz, Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Rani Elwyn, and Susan Eisen published in The Journal Of Abnormal and Social Psychology questions the truth behind the statement that female service members are more vulnerable to trauma after combat exposure. The study focuses on troops from the United States who have returned from combat in Afghanistan or Iraq in the last year to examine the level of trauma each gender of service member experiences in postdeployment ultimately t...   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Sampling, Gender identity]

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Gender Inequality in Medical School

- Stereotypes have been around forever: the preconceived belief about a type of person or group. Stereotypes can remark on different races or cultures like Polish people or African American people. For example, stereotypes may say Americans are lazy obese, or unintelligent. There are also many stereotypes about genders. For example, women are weaker than men or women like to cook more than men or they are better caretakers. This discussion addresses major controversial stereotypes within medical schools and health institutions across America....   [tags: Medicine, Education, Gender]

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Representation Of Gender And Masculinity

- While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity until recently, has remained largely invisible. To construct a reasonable for or against argument that will outline whether masculinity is in crisis or not, I will apply relevant media theories along with ideas from influencing figures to create a constructive argument. The questions that arise that either support or argue with the statements that key theorists propose will be answered formatively and critically....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Sociology, Feminism]

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Are Gender Specific Roles Still Core?

- Are gender specific roles still core to modern society. In the past twenty years the way society looks at the word “gender” is a totally different perception than what they did years ago, according to the Webster’s dictionary, the word “gender” is the state of being male or female. The word gender use to mean male or female, but now it has become this word that people are taking “offensive”. For example, at schools all around there having to make things gender neutral because a group of people are taking things and twisting them to where it can seem offensive....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Sex, Male]

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Gender Inequality And Its Effects On Society

- Sexism in the World Gender inequality is a phenomenon that has been seen in every society throughout our world for as long as people can remember. While the shape and manifestation of this these different gender norms can vary across different cultures, from extreme oppression seen in Southwest Asia with women unable to obtain any source of financial income to the problems plaguing more advanced cultures such as gender wage gaps and outright sexism, gender issues do occur on some scale in all societies....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Transgender]

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Gender Roles Can Affect Nutrition

- The official definition of gender roles is “a set of societal norms dictating what types of behaviors are...considered acceptable...based on [a person 's] sex” (Gender). Gender roles have more or less existed since the beginning of early human civilization, and are still predominant. Many individuals have tried to showcase how these genders roles are harmful to the growth of society. Kim Edwards, the author of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter writes a tale about a father who upon learning that his newborn daughter has down syndrome decides to give her up and tell his wife that their daughter was stillborn....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Family]

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Relationship Between Effectiveness And Leader Gender

- Eagly, Karau and Makhijani (1995) explored the relationship between effectiveness and leader gender which comparing many studies and researchers about this topic. In order to search effectiveness and gender comprehensively, they used subjective measures and objective measures. Comparing 57 terms of subjective measures of performance and 14 terms of objective measures found out that there was no evidence which male leaders were more effective than female leaders or female leaders were more effective than male leaders....   [tags: Gender, Leadership, Gender role, Male]

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Gender Is Not A Mental Disorder

- The American Psychological Association states that they recognize that gender nonconformity itself is not a mental disorder and what makes it a disorder is the presence of significant distress associated with the condition. As we have learned in class, something becomes diagnosed if it interferes with the patient’s everyday life. Gender Dysphoria has to be present for 6 or more months in order to be diagnosed and there must be a “marked difference between the individuals expressed/experienced gender and the genders others would assign him or her (DSM-V, APA).” Gender Dysphoria was added to the DSM-V as an effort to remove some stigma associated with the diagnosis....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Sex reassignment surgery]

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Gender, Job Authority, And Depression

- Molly Mirhashem, in her article "Women Who Lean In are More Depressed Than Those Who Don 't", explores how a greater job authority results not in a healthier state of being as conventional wisdom would suggest, but rather in differential mental health benefits for men and women. To achieve this, she mainly focuses on the double-bind idea and on the way gender cultural expectations are reinforced in the workplace to align with hegemonic masculinity. Women with higher levels of job authority suffer and express more depressive symptoms as compared to women without job authority and to men....   [tags: Sociology, Psychology, Cohort study, Gender]

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Gender Equality in Saudi Arabia

- Evaluating the degree of gender stratification in Saudi Arabia in comparison to other Middle Eastern counties requires the inclusion of Islamic fundamentals principles in the interpretation of their moral code. Alsaleh (2012) notes the lowest rate of female education and the highest levels of gender restrictions of women are most prevalent within Middle Eastern countries that enforce Islamic doctrine. Saudi Arabia exemplifies the moral and gender-specific Islamic prohibitions through their lack of law “addressing violence against women” (Alsaleh 2012:125), noting that violent crimes against women are rarely reported for fear of reprisal, and discussing them publically is prohibited....   [tags: gender stratification in Middle Eastern countries]

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Gender and Rescue services in Crisis Management research

- Gender and Rescue services in Crisis Management research Research on crisis often discusses decision making in crisis and have been developed by scholars in political science like Hermann (1963) Allison (1971) George (1980) and Vertzberg (1990). This research has often focused on crisis and decision making in international politics. In Sweden there are research concerning different aspects of crisis, as crisis communication, learning after crisis, relations between public and private. During the 1990’s research about crisis more broadly as a social and technological crisis have developed (´t Hart, Charles and Parker 1989, Rosenthal, Boin and Comfort 2001)....   [tags: Gender Roles, Gender Mainstream]

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Health And Well Being As A Concept

- Health and well-being as a concept can be difficult to describe as peoples’ perceptions over time and place has been shown to vary. National health and medical research council NHMRC (1996, cited in Thompson 2014), noted that the ‘Australian aborigine view health as not just the physical well-being of the individual but also the social, emotional, spiritual and cultural well-being of the whole community. While the Chinese see it as harmony between man and his environment. Wilson et al (2015) These views differ from the western biomedical approach to health....   [tags: Health, Public health, Health care]

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The Importance Of Oral Health And Dental Hygienist

- The ad below was intended to remind an audience of the importance of oral health and to see a dental hygienist. A dental hygiene facility may have created this advertisement in hopes of getting the attention of customers who usually do not go to the dentist. In a study conducted by the American Academy of Periodontology, men are twice as less likely to receive a regular routine check-up than women. With this information, it is obvious that this ad was directed toward males. This type of advertisement was most likely placed in an area where it could be seen by men, for example, a sports magazine or in a male restroom....   [tags: Woman, Female, Dental hygienist, Gender]

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Cultural Perception Of The Public Health Workers

- 1. Since the president of the facility wants all staff to treat every person in the same manner and assume there are no inherited differences, the facility is at the cultural blindness level on the Cultural Competence Continuum. There is no recognition of cultural diversity. 2. The public health workers should learn from this cultural encounter and understand how time is viewed by different cultures. The workers should be able to adapt to these cultural differences and be more relaxed in future meetings to ensure conflicts do not arise....   [tags: Culture, Gender role, Intercultural competence]

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Why My Current Weight Is Healthy For My Gender And Height

- An important step in determining if my current weight is healthy for my gender and height. In order to determine this, an Adult BMI calculator was used. Currently, I am 5 ft exactly and weighed roughly around 99 pounds. The BMI calculator determined that my weight status fell into the normal weight range with a BMI of 19.3 and according to the calculator, a person of my height and gender should weigh anywhere between 95 pounds to 128 pounds. Because I fit into the normal weight and am at a good weight for my height, I am not concerned with losing weight....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Medicine, Obesity]

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Gender Roles Are Socially Constructed And Not Biologically Based

- The society we live in plays an enormous role in shaping the different attitudes and behaviour of all those who are a part of it. These dissimilarities are mirrored most strongly perhaps in the development of particular gender-related social roles and behaviour traits. This essay argues that gender roles are socially constructed and not biologically based. Within every society, gender is a socially constructed term with gender identity expectations. In society; development of gender roles beginning as early as infancy, adopting gender identity later on in life through influence of peers and media....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Gender identity, Man]

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The Myths Of Gender And Gender Discrimination

- In order to bring change, the myths of Gender have to be altered.  Believing that the world consists of only two genders has been a cultural invention which does not accommodate the vast number of experiences humans are capable of living. According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network in 2009, “86% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students experienced harassment at school; one in three skipped a day of school in the past month because they felt unsafe there” (Colombo 376)....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Transgender, Gender identity]

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A Brief Note On Women And Gender Discrimination

- Gender Discrimination in India Sarmila Neupane Chamberlain College of Nursing  Gender Discrimination in India Annu Devi, 22 years old female got married and gave birth to a beautiful daughter. In 2014, on January 30, after 3 years of her marriage, she and her 1-year-old daughter burned alive and killed by her husband and his family. Investigation suspected the reason of that event is related to dowry. According to Devi’s parents, Devi was abused by her husband and his family for more money and other things....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Feminism, India]

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Gender Roles And Its Effect On Society

- Worse, when women swallow the emptiness, loneliness, and naked violence that comes with their gender performance, their ability to develop self-awareness on matters such as academic, sexual, reproductive, safety, and health care rights no longer exists. When characters such as Ruth from Green Girls come to believe that womanhood means being on display and having to perform their roles as women in public spheres despite the feelings of wanting to shield oneself from strangers, they lose their freedom and become fettered to performative roles....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Gender, Audre Lorde]

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The Child And Adolescent Health

- There have been notifications made to the police about Joan’s disruptive children and it is evident that the children are not getting enough to eat, and are infrequently attending school. Most importantly, ensuring that the children are safe and that their best interests are met is a fundamental human right outlined in the ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’ of which Australia is a part of (Calma, 2008). A child and adolescent health nurse must ensure that the psychological, developmental, communication and cultural needs of children are being met (Paediatrics & Child Health Division, 2008, p....   [tags: Health care, Health, Public health]

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How Gender Socialization Is Influenced By The News, Family, And Friends

- There are many ways in which society can influence an individual. An individual can be influenced by the news, family, and friends. However an individual does not think much about how their gender has influenced their life. Gender socialization can be defined as the “process by which individuals are taught how to socially behave in accordance with their assigned gender, which is assigned at birth based on their biological sex” (Boundless, 2015). This is a process that begins from the moment that an individual’s life starts....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Gender studies, Woman]

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Gender Stereotyping

- Stereotypical behavior is not a new trend, but rather an ongoing lifestyle for today’s society. Gender stereotyping, a sub-category of stereotypes, opens many revelations, developments, and behaviors. While there are psychologists that differ in opinion, education and employment seems to be the primary sources where it is believed that most people both obtains and acts out their stereotypical behavior (Sax & Harper 671). The origins of gender differences are particularly hard to trace, but arguments that the differences are a result of socialization is widely studied in psychology....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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