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University of Toronto St. George
June Larkin

← Gender equity in health must stand therefore on its own foundation: absence of bias. But not being able to draw on a simple universal principle such as equality complicates our task in the health file because it necessitates an even more careful interrogation of where bias is present and how it works ← We have to start with careful scrutiny of the contend of gender equity itself to ensure that bias does not masquerade as "natural" biological difference ← Gender biases that put girls and women’s health at risk are often reinforced by community norms and values regarding women’s and men’s sexuality, reproduction and rights ← Health providers and health service systems often compound these biases by not recognizing their existence or the need for countervailing measures ← A gender and health equity analysis insists that although differences in health needs between women and men do exist in relation to biological and historical differences this does not naturally lead r justify different or unequal social status or right in just societies ← Gender thus affects both how we think about health and what we about it in families, communities and societies, local, national and global Lesley Doyal : Putting Gender into Health and Globalization debates: new  perspective and old challenges  ← - This article explains how sex and gender have shaped women's experience of global change in ways that have been hazardous to the health of the most vulnerable ← - The author says that Globalization started from the 17th century as the world started to shrink as men have travelled with greater ease, and diverse countries have been drawn together by a multitude of economic, social and political forces making the world become interconnected at many different levels ← - however over the past three decades these trends have increased leading many to argue that we live in a world that is different from that of the past ← - thus this new trend has come to lead to new understanding of globalization where one interpretation by Giddens sees it as the intensification of worldwide social relations and increase global interdependence ← - another interpretation is that it is the compression of space and time through the development of new technologies ← - what these trends mean that economic, financial, technical, cultural interchanges between different countries are happening more quick and often that are transforming the lives of communities around the globe ← - this article wants to see how these developments have affected trends in health and well being over the same period
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