Understanding Gender and Health

Old Patterns, New Trends, and Future Directions

Published in: Handbook of Medical Sociology, Sixth Edition / Bird, Chloe E., Conrad, Peter, and Fremont, Allen M. (Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2010), Chapter 4, p. 52-74

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2010

by Patricia P. Rieker, Chloe E. Bird, Martha E. Lang

The authors examine the patterns and trends in gender differences in health and consider how social and biologic factors interact to produce paradoxical differences in men's and women's health.

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