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Health and medical services should meet individuals’ needs regardless of gender, but in both subtle and overt ways this is very often not the case. Gender biases result not only in flawed access to care but also in insufficient medical research, uninformed diagnoses, and gaps in covering critical needs.

In Health Care and Gender, Charlotte Muller provides a contemporary assessment of the forces that sustain gender biases in the health and medical professions. Beginning with an analysis of gender comparisons in health care usage and adequacy of treatment, Muller discusses the experiences of many different women: working women with insurance coverage, the poor dependent on Medicaid, and the elderly. She also focuses on the issues facing women of reproductive age and shows how poverty or extremely volatile political and ethical controversy may impede their search for basic maternity and family planning services.

Drawing on a large body of evidence from medical, health, and behavioral literature and from national statistics, Health Care and Gender probes a timely and crucial topic. For scholars, analysts, and policy makers interested in women’s studies, health and medical care, gerontology, consumer and labor economics, and social justice. Muller’s thorough analysis looks to the future by presenting agendas for reform, research, and evaluation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Part One: Inside the System
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. 1. Health Care Utilization by Men and Women
  2. pp. 3-22
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  1. 2. Treatment Issues
  2. pp. 23-54
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  1. Part Two: Concerning Some Major Groups
  2. pp. 55-56
  1. 3. Health Care, the Workplace, and Gender: Health Needs
  2. pp. 57-72
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  1. 4. Health Care, the Workplace, and Gender: Insurance and Financing Issues
  2. pp. 73-102
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  1. 5. The Elderly
  2. pp. 103-146
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  1. 6. Medicaid: The Lower Tier of Health Care for Women
  2. pp. 147-168
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  1. Part Three: Fertility-Related Services
  2. pp. 169-170
  1. 7. Reproductive Care
  2. pp. 171-216
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  1. Part Four: Summing Up and Looking Ahead
  2. pp. 217-218
  1. 8. How the Issues Have Changed
  2. pp. 219-239
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  1. Name Index
  2. pp. 240-246
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 247-258
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781610448369
Related ISBN
9780871546104
MARC Record
OCLC
907642616
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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