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This book provides the first resource dedicated to critically examining gender and sex in study designs, methods, and analysis in health research. In order to produce ethical, accurate, and effective research findings it is vital to integrate both sex (biological characteristics) and gender (socially constructed factors) into any health study. This book draws attention to some of the methodological complexities in this enterprise and offers ways to thoughtfully address these by drawing on empirical examples across a range of topics and disciplines.

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 we have used to ...

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