Choosing Health—Does Gender Make a Difference?

Choosing Health—Does Gender Make a Difference? Sex Roles (2009) 61:284–285 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9602-z BOOK REVIEW Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policies. By Chloe E. Bird and Patricia P. Rieker, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2008. 256 pp, $25.99 (Paperback). ISBN: 978-0-521-68280-0 Sarah Payne Published online: 9 June 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 Over the last few years the literature on the relationship Meanwhile the growing men’s health movement followed between sex, gender and health has grown considerably. To in these footsteps, with work by Sabo and Gordon (1995) some extent this represents a maturing of the field, as and Courtenay (2000) for example highlighting the ways in writers have sought to integrate a gender analysis of health which gender and constructions of masculinity increase inequalities with evidence from medical disciplines reveal- men’s risks of some health conditions and some causes of ing the importance of sex-linked or biological factors in the death, including suicide and alcohol-related disease. Mas- health of men and women. For example, the publication of culinity is also seen as a factor preventing men from ‘Exploring the Biological Contributions to Human Health: identifying their health problems or seeking help even when Does Sex Matter? by Sex Roles Springer Journals

Choosing Health—Does Gender Make a Difference?

Sex Roles , Volume 61 (4) – Jun 9, 2009

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