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Joan L. Bottorff, John L. Oliffe, Mary T. Kelly & Natalie A. Chambers

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Chapter 10: Approaches to Examining Gender Relations in Health Research

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Approaches to Examining Gender Relations in Health Research
Approaches to examining gender relations in health research
Joan L. Bottorff, John L. Oliffe, Mary T. Kelly, Natalie A. Chambers

Understanding the influence of gender (i.e., masculinities and femininities) on health experiences and practices, and additionally how interplay within and between genders, vis-à-vis gender relations, mediates those practices, has begun to receive research attention (Krieger, 2003; Lyons, 2009; Schofield, Connell, Walker, Wood, & Butland, 2000). However, one of the challenges facing researchers is the lack of well-developed methods to study gender relations. Accordingly there is an urgent need for developing and applying gender relations methods in health research (Johnson, Greaves, & Repta, 2009). In this chapter we describe some conceptualizations of gender relations and follow by detailing methods that ...

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