Psy 119- chapter 9

Psy 119- chapter 9 - Chapter 9 Mental & Physical Health...

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Physical Health Chapter 9 Sex & Gender: An Introduction (5 th Edition) Hilary M. Lips Hilary Lips and Martha Wilson 
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Gender Roles Interact with Physical and Mental Health, but the Evidence for Female-Male Differences is mixed Chapter 9 asks: Is it really true that women are the “weaker sex”? How do women and men differ with respect to general health and fitness? Do men’s and women’s roles expose them to different health-related occupational, socioeconomic, or behavioral risk factors?
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Chapter 9 asks: To what extent are systems of health care and health research affected by gender roles and stereotypes? Do women and men differ in their patterns of mental illness? How have gender stereotypes influenced diagnostic categories for mental illness? Do gender stereotypes influence judgments about whether a person is mentally healthy? Are men and women differentially vulnerable to stresses that can interfere with mental health?
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Chapter 9 asks: Are men and women differentially vulnerable to stresses that can interfere with mental health? How can ideas about gender influence the treatment of emotional problems through psychotherapy or prescription drugs?
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Gender and Physical Health Gender and Physical Health Males are more likely than females to suffer injury or death prenatally or during the birth process Women tend to live longer than men, especially in developed countries Women and men suffer from and die of different illnesses, to some extent Women are shorter, lighter, and less muscular than men
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Making the Grade on Health: A National Report Card for 2004 1 Health Policies Most Widely Improved* Health Benchmarks Met or Missed Benchmarks Met by All States Annual dental visits Benchmarks Missed by All States Health insurance Diabetes Longer Life expectancy Lower Infant mortality Reduction in Poverty Reduction in Wage gap Tobacco sales-rates to minors 29 Simplified Medicaid mail-in application 14 Linguistic access 13 Medicaid Coverage for Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment 11 Nutrition food stamps outreach 10 Medicaid smoking cessation treatment coverage 9 Gun control: Safe Storage & Locks 9 Genetic Anti-Discrimination 7 *Net number of improved states (number of states with weakened policies subtracted from the number of states with improved policies). 1 Data source: OHSU Center for Women's Health. Web Url: http://www.ohsuhealth.com/cwh/news/report/front.pdf States
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U.S. with the Health Care System during 2001 1 41% 47% 40% 39% 61% 60% 53% 59% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 55% 60% 65% Physician Office Visits Emergency Department Visits Outpatient Visits Surgical Procedures Performed Female % of Total Visits Male % of Total Visits 1 Data sources for chart. Advanced Data from Vital and Health Statistics Reports, the Division of Health
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 119 taught by Professor Ericson during the Fall '06 term at Western Washington.

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Psy 119- chapter 9 - Chapter 9 Mental & Physical Health...

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