Search Resources (English): Gender differences

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Gender and the social construction of illness
Examines the interface between the social institutions of gender and Western Medicine.
Published: 2002
Women and HIV  
http://www.healthywomen.org/Documents/NationalWomensHealthReport.June2006.pdf
Examines the challenges women face in protecting themselves from HIV/AIDS, including difficulties in negotiating condom use. Looks at women's HIV/AIDS treatment-seeking behaviours and how the virus affects pregnancy. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Women's health policy guide: fact sheet  
http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/acsw_wom_facts.pdf
Describes ten important ways in which gender has an effect on health and health care. Illustrates these with PEI examples and statistics. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Gender, work and health: an analysis of the 1994 National Population Health Survey
Explores whether there are differences in the health of men and women and the extent to which paid and unpaid work conditions and social, personal and material resources affect the health of women and men.
Published: 1999
Gender and monitoring the response to HIV/AIDS pandemic  
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol10no11/04-0498.htm
Examines statistics on prevalence and incidence that indicate that the pandemic has increasingly affected women during the past decade. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The health divide: how the sexes differ  
http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/82-003-XIE/0030082-003-XIE.pdf
Compiles information about differences between the sexes in attitudes and behaviours toward health, as well as in illnesses and mortality. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Sex differences in health status, health care use, and quality of care: a population-based analysis for Manitoba's Regional Heal  
http://www.umanitoba.ca/centres/mchp/reports/pdfs/sexdiff.pdf
Provides an overview of male/female differences in health status, health service use, and quality of care, as revealed by analysis of administrative health care data files. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Repetitive strain injury  
http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/030812/d030812b.htm
Examines the reasons why repetitive strain injuries are affecting a growing number of adults. Explores the differences in injury characterisitcs between men and women. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Still in the shadows: Kirby report turns a blind eye to women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/pub/shadows.html
Discusses the gender gaps in the report, "Out of the Shadows at Last." Argues for a systematic gender review of mental health, mental illness and substance use in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Addressing gender perspectives in HIV prevention  
http://www.unfpa.org/hiv/prevention/hivprev4a.htm
Discusses the implications of gender issues as they related to HIV/AIDS. Focuses on prevention among youth, prevention in pregnant women, and comprehensive condom programming. (See Details)
Published: 2002