Research Papers
The Role of Gender in Mental-Illness Stigma - A National Experiment
The stigma of mental illness imposes substantial costs on both the individuals who experience mental illness as well as on society at large. Understanding the psychological underpinnings of this stigma is therefore a matter of practical and theoretical significance. In a national, Web-based survey experiment, the paper investigates the role played by gender in moderating mental-illness stigma. Respondents read a case summary in which the gender of the person was orthogonally manipulated along wi
James H. Wirth, Galen V. Bodenhausen
05 Jan 2009
Northwestern University
Gender, Multiple Roles, Role Meaning and Mental Health
This paper examines gender differences in the consequences of combining spouse, parent and worker roles for mental health. The Author suggests that work and family roles have different meanings for males and females, and that differences in the meaning of these roles may be partially responsible for why the mental health advantages of holding multiple roles are fewer for women than for men. Based on qualitative analyses of follow- up, in-depth interviews with 40 employed married parents who part
Robin W. Simon
01 Jun 1995
Journal of Health and Social Behaviour (JHSB)
Gender Differences in Mental Health
Effective strategies for mental disorders prevention and its risk factors’ reduction cannot be gender neutral, while the risks themselves are gender specific. This paper aims to discuss why gender matters in mental health, to explain the relationship of gender and health-seeking behaviour as a powerful determinant of gender differences, to examine the gender differences in common mental health disorders, namely, depressive and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and domestic vi
Afifi M
01 Jan 2010
Singapore Medical Journal
Gender and Mental Health.
This paper addresses the relationship between gender and mental health. First, the field of mental health and the concept of gender is introduced. This is followed by a discussion of the forms of gender bias implicated in mental health research. Next, gender differences in mental health outcomes are described, including differences in the prevalence and course of conditions. Evidence related to a gendered, social determinants model of mental health is examined. Depression is used as an illustra
Jill Astbury
01 Dec 1999
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
A Profile of Gender Disparities in the G20 What is Needed to Close Gaps in the Labour Market
Meeting the agreed G20 target to close the participation gap will require country-level actions to address gender biases over the life cycle of girls and women, and to remove associated market, legal and institutional barriers.
Jeni Klugman
01 Jan 2017
Chatham House The Royal Institutes Of International Affairs
Changing Oral Contraceptives from Prescription to Over-the-Counter Status: An Opinion Statement of the Women’s Health Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Addressing the issue of unintended pregnancy is a national priority. One proposed strategy to reduce unintended pregnancy is to improve access to oral contraceptives by changing them to over-the-counter (OTC) status. Existing data indicate that oral contraceptives meet safety criteria required of OTC products. Available literature demonstrates that women can self-screen for contraindications to oral contraceptives and can do this as well as clinicians, and experience with OTC emergency con
Alicia Forinas, Shareen Y. El-Ibiary,
01 Jan 2011
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)



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