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Chapter 6 Addressing Sources of Inequality and Health Disparities: Gender Learning Objectives Gendered nature of health and illness Effect of sociocultural factors on the gendering of health Gendered health from an intersectional framework Gender difference in use of health care Patriarchal culture in health care Gender income inequality and health Five hypotheses: o Role accumulation o Role strain o Social acceptability o Risk taking o Nurturant Summary Chapter 6 examines how gender affects health. Social structures affect men and women’s health differently and thus health and illness are gendered. For example, men have higher mortality rates (death) and women have higher morbidity rates (illness). Overall, women since 1900 have lived longer than men. However, the gap since 1990 is decreasing. Patterns for women’s death rates show increases in lung cancer and breast cancer and increases in men’s death rates are due to accidents and suicides. There are, however, differences in morbidity and mortality rates within each respective group.
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