Hegemonic masculinity, structural violence and health inequalities

  title={Hegemonic masculinity, structural violence and health inequalities},
  author={Alex Scott-Samuel and Debbi Stanistreet and Paul Crawshaw},
  journal={Critical Public Health},
  pages={287 - 292}
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