HLTC02 Lecture 5- Feb 4, 2013
Feb 11- Monika holding office hours Monday 1-2pm
Women and Health Interview guidelines
1. Experiences of pregnancy, family planning, abortion, sexual reproductive
health services, experience of primary healthcare
3. Violence against women movement, occupational health
4. Physician, nurse, midwife (older is better -> grandma, etc)
1. Informed consent, freely given (capacity to give consent): participants fully
understand the purpose of research, and what will be involved and what it
will be used for (children under 16 is not good for consent)
2. Privacy and confidentiality of participants
3. Minimal risk to participants:
If someone doesn’t read English, we need to translate it for them.
All electronic files need to be password-protected
Meaning of health/illness
Experiences of health care
Dramatis persona: role play personality
In Class –activity
1. How does your subjectivity/social location including but not limited to
gender affect your access to power?
2. Share a story to illustrate this
3. Is there a category which the ‘power flower’ leaves out? 1. If you’re living in a male-dominant society, where rules and power is
given to males, females will have a hard time having autonomy, hence you
will not have much power.
Sometimes, these laws are made by governments, and sometimes it’s
If you’re in a political group, you usually have power because the
government is always powerful. The government is what makes rules for
2. For example, women in Afghanistan are so marginalized. Their society is
so male-oriented and women don’t have much say or power in decision-
Also, if you are an immigrant, whether male or female, especially in
countries like Canada and America, it is very hard for you to have
power. You are so limited to so many things, until you become a
3. Power is determined by length of time a person stays in a country, the
literacy level, gender sexual orientation, etc. To put it in simpler form, the
majority wins in every situation. Ex. if there are more straight people in
the world than gays, the gays lose and the majority wins.
Political group?? -> political affiliation
Those siding with the government?
Gender relations must be understood in local context, but also as shaped by
translocal and global dynamics.
Violence affects women’s complete well-being
Exposure to violence results in post-traumatic stress disorder
Older anthropological model is considered old fashioned and outdated
Microcredit and health: women’s economic empowerment and health -> relates to
President Banda: speech was about linking financial empowerment
and women’s health outcomes and health of their families
Rise of NGO’s -> service delivery roles
India: massive increase in the NGO’s providing all matters for
Complicated relationship between microcredit and vi