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Gender inequalities in health : a Swedish perspective / edited by Piroska Östlin [and others] ; translated by Dorothy Duncan.

  • Östlin, Piroska, 1958-
[2001], ©2001
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Boston : Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies : Distributed by Harvard University Press, [2001], ©2001.

Physical description

ix, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


Gender and health: concepts and explanatory models / Anne Hammarstreöm, Annika Härenstam, Piroski Östlin -- Differences between men's and women's health: the old and the new gender paradox / Maria Danielsson, Gudrun Lindberg -- Reproductive health from an individual and global perspective / Kajsa Sundström -- Gender inequalities in health: a historical and cultural perspective / Karin Johannisson -- Gender differences in mental health / Tore Hällström -- Violence against women: a social, criminal justice, medical or public health problem? / Karen Leander, Maria Danielsson -- Disease of the musculoskeletal system and how they affect men and women / Eva Vingård, Åsa Kilbom -- Work and cardiovascular disease among men and women / Töres Theorell -- Biological and social conditions: hypotheses regarding mortality differentials between men and women / Örjan Hemström -- Two sets of responsibilities: weaknesses and strengths in women's history / Ann-Sofie Ohlander -- Women's health and changes in care for the elderly / Rolf Å. Gustafsson and Marta Szebehely -- The future of gender inequalities in health / Annika Härenstam, Gunnar Aronsson, Anne Hammarström.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • English

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    Medical Collection QZ53 2001K82g


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