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

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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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