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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Joseph Bryant

HLTC02H3 Women and Health Past and PresentWinter 2012LEC01 LEC02Lecture 5Evidence and Womens HealthHuman Rights and Feminist Political EconomyNext assignment still looks at the intersection Gender anaylsis is much broader looks at a whole range of vairables to see how they interact We will tbe talking about social detrminants of healthLook at cvd range of income levels by race itself Cvd Inquealitie For men Low income men tend to be at the greates risk of cardiovascular disease What direction would a gender anaylsis recommendNeed a thesis and purpose statement What are the key issues we are concerned with and what can public policy do about it Race sexual orientation diability Social stratificationGba was only focused on gender really an addon to their tradional policy analysis techniquesMetacalfe foundationPast evidence has focused primairlyh on men Womens labors are rendered invisible Women do carry out labour however Be it emotional or physical Not recognized by the current forms of analysis Limited range of evidence of people being considered women simply not getting recognition Page 171 evidence based medicine is baed on the diea that scientific knowledge exists in some way uncontaminated by social life ccan be applied without problem Womens issues are not recognized in this quest Often completely invisible in these processes We need to recognize htsi braoder context Need to understand womens issues thet type of health issues that they deal with or experience over the focourse of hteir lives Within the videnced based medicine movement the fe focus on the quality of evidence has been based on CochranePositivism scientific method usually the experimental method Very rational Objective Quantification Rational Women and their experiences tend to be excluded they are invisible Tradionatla male approaches are considered Male only samples But they concluded that women would have the same symtpoms But heart attacks differ as well nausea nad symtpoms that men dont necessarily experience either Women issues not recognized Smypomts thought of as being
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