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Gender and Health: The Evidence. Dr Dominic Upton. Aims. Evaluate the evidence examining gender and health; Critically discuss the definitions of gender and health; Evaluate the explanations for the differences in mortality and morbidity;

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Aims.
  • Evaluate the evidence examining gender and health;
  • Critically discuss the definitions of gender and health;
  • Evaluate the explanations for the differences in mortality and morbidity;
  • Critically discuss the implications of gender differences in health for health care professionals.
utilisation of health services
Utilisation of health services.

Males use their doctor (on average) 4 times per year.

6.7% of males have been in hospital in past year.

Females use their doctor (on average) 6 times per year.

7.1% of females have been in hospital in past year.

thus evidence suggests
Thus, evidence suggests…
  • Males die earlier.
  • Males have higher mortality rates than females from most conditions.
  • Females get ill more, go to the health service more, and rate their health as worse than males.
  • Dichotomy?