Tag Archives: gender

Transgender women in Malaysia, in the context of HIV and Islam: a qualitative study of…

Globally, one of the key groups considered to be at high risk of acquiring HIV are transgender women, often a marginalised group.

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Democracy and health: Evidence from within-country heterogeneity in the Congo

Publication date: Available online 12 October 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Peter van der Windt, Sotiris Vandoros The literature documents a positive association between democracy and health, and studies supporting this claim have largely relied on cross-country panel analyses.

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Despite Increased Insurance Coverage, Nonwhite Sexual Minorities Still Experience Disparities…

Previous studies suggest that members of sexual minority groups have poorer access to health services than heterosexuals.

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Relative deprivation: Measurement issues and predictive role for body image dissatisfaction

Publication date: November 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 192 Author(s): Lucio Esposito, Adrián Villaseñor The study of how relative standing in the socioeconomic hierarchy affects health outcomes faces a number of challenges.

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Improving data on ageing to leave no one behind

At the end of August, I participated in a meeting in Winchester, UK, with colleagues from national statistical offices, UN agencies, NGOs and academia, to discuss the need for better disaggregation by age and ageing-related statistics. The UK’s Office of National Statistics hosted the technical group to lay the groundwork for the creation of the Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data, which will provide expert recommendations to the UN Statistical Commission. Other city groups have significantly improved the collection of data, such as the Washington Group’s work on disability statistics. In order to leave no one behind – a core aim of Agenda 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals – we need to understand all the dimensions through which people are excluded.

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Prevalence of signs of trachoma, ocular <i>Chlamydia trachomatis</i> infection and…

by Anaseini Cama, Andreas Müller, Raebwebwe Taoaba, Robert M. R. Butcher, Iakoba Itibita, Stephanie J.

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Does gender matter? An analysis of men’s and women’s accounts of responding to symptoms of lung…

Publication date: Available online 8 September 2017 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine Author(s): Alice MacLean, Kate Hunt, Sarah Smith, Sally Wyke Men are often portrayed – in research studies, ‘common-sense’ accounts and popular media – as reluctant users of health services.

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Post-migration employment changes and health: A dyadic spousal analysis

Publication date: Available online 6 September 2017 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine Author(s): Annie Ro, Rachel E.

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Environmental injustice and sexual minority health disparities: A national study of…

Publication date: October 2017 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine, Volume 191 Author(s): Timothy W.

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Women’s and men’s reports of past-year prevalence of intimate partner violence and rape and…

by Rachel Jewkes, Emma Fulu, Ruchira Tabassam Naved, Esnat Chirwa, Kristin Dunkle, Regine Haardörfer, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, on behalf of the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence Study Team Background Understanding the past-year prevalence of male-perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV) and risk factors is essential for building evidence-based prevention and monitoring progress to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5.2, but so far, population-based research on this remains very limited. The objective of this study is to compare the population prevalence rates of past-year male-perpetrated IPV and nonpartner rape from women’s and men’s reports across 4 countries in Asia and the Pacific. A further objective is to describe the risk factors associated with women’s experience of past-year physical or sexual IPV from women’s reports and factors driving women’s past-year experience of partner violence. Methods and findings This paper presents findings from the United Nations Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific.

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Gender, childhood and adult socioeconomic inequalities in functional disability among Chinese…

Gender difference and life-course socioeconomic inequalities in functional disability may exist among older adults.

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Trends in the Types of Usual Sources of Care: A Shift from People to Places or Nothing at All

Objective (1) To examine usual source of care (USC) trends across four categories (No USC, Person USC, Person, in Facility USC, and Facility USC), and (2) to determine whether USC types are associated with emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions.

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“The land of the sick and the land of the healthy”: Disability, bureaucracy, and stigma…

Publication date: Available online 26 August 2017 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine Author(s): Henry J.

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Soil iron and aluminium concentrations and feet hygiene as possible predictors of Podoconiosis…

by Jacinta Muli, John Gachohi, Jim Kagai Background Podoconiosis (mossy foot) is a neglected non-filarial elephantiasis considered to be caused by predisposition to cumulative contact of uncovered feet to irritative red clay soil of volcanic origins in the tropical regions. Data from structured observational studies on occurrence of Podoconiosis and related factors are not available in Kenya.

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