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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Joseph Bryant

HLTC02H3 Women and Health Past and PresentWinter 2012LEC01 LEC02Lecture 9Immigrants tend to report poor health status compared to Swedish people in the population Strong association between immigrant status and poor health Immigrants and gender perspectives poor health outcomes were more pronounced with women than men The risk for cardiovascular disease for Somalians their migration can have effects on their health outcomes IDiscourses on Sexual DiversityaDiscoursesiSocietal conversation on an issue event identity or other social phenomenaiiSet of rules which we use to think and act on bGender and sexual diversityiHeterosexism and homophobiaiiDiscourse can excluderenders health needs of gender and sexually diverse populations invisibleiiiThey experience discrimination from race social class can intersect with sexual orientationivHealth professionals tend to assume heterosexuality so questions that are asked are not always appropriate for the populationsvThey will experience domesticviolence as well and but the assumptions are that the perpetrator is a male as well and not of the same sex But sometimes there is violence and other inappropriate behavior in same sex relationships Very few countries in the world will have policies targeted specifically towards protecting homosexuals They are inherently pathologized viTransgendered They are treated as deviants in some way Used to be classified as a devieancei nthe DSM people needed to be curedviiTransgenedered feel like they dont fitviiiThere are malefemale binaries and the assumption of heterosexuality There are certain ways we are expected to behave and then some seem to
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