Gender Inequalities in Health Over the Life Course. Attitudes Towards III-Health in Men and Women Treated for Childhood Cancer

@article{Dumas2018GenderII,
  title={Gender Inequalities in Health Over the Life Course. Attitudes Towards III-Health in Men and Women Treated for Childhood Cancer},
  author={Agn{\`e}s Dumas},
  journal={Swiss Journal of Sociology},
  year={2018},
  volume={44},
  pages={281 - 300}
}
  • A. Dumas
  • Published 1 July 2018
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Swiss Journal of Sociology
Abstract Gender inequalities in health may result from differences in health care utilisation. This paper reports, using an interactionist approach, health-related beliefs of men and women treated for cancer in childhood and living with increased health risks ever since. We observed that normative masculine traits are sometimes used to legitimise a reluctance to undergo medical surveillance. Overall, men tended to express a passive attitude towards ill-health, resulting in a gendered health… 

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