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Chapter 7

Chapter 7

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Toba Bryant

Chapter 7: Gender, Race, and Health Inequalities- Ann Pederson & Dennis Rapheal Health grounded in context of mens and womens lives: it arises from roles we play, expectations we encounter and opportunities available to us based upon whether we are women or men, girls or boys Many Canadians disadvantaged as result of differences in income, power, age, sexual orientation, geographic location, disability andor race as result of experiences of violence, trauma, migration or colonization Gender and Health Key Concepts Sex: biological aspects of being male of female o Underlying physiological processes and anatomical features that are typically different in males and females Gender: social attributes commonly ascribed to people who are male of female o All societies organized in ways that reflect constructions of women and men as different kinds of people, with respective roles, responsibilities, opportunities, including access to resources and benefits o Is a relational concept that also involves relations between women and men including gender power Sex and gender interact to create health conditions, situations and problems unique to one sex or vary in terms of prevalence, severity, risk factors, interventions for women and men Health Status Statistics Canada: average life expectancy at birth in 1999 was 79 years, women at 81.7, men at 76.3 First Nations people living on and off reserve: women at 76.6, men at 68.9 Main causes of death among women and men in Canada: coronary heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease o Analysis of potentia
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