Cover: Understanding Gender and Health

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 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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