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
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.