Search Resources (English): Gender differences

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Sex differences in injecting practices and hepatitis C: a systematic review of the literature  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/04vol30/dr3014ea.html
Assesses the influence of gender on drug users' injection initiation, sharing behaviour, and cleaning/disinfecting behaviour. Argues for the development of gender-sensitive education and prevention programs. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Is anyone listening? A gender analysis of sex trade work
Presents an analysis of the sex trade using gender as a primary lens. Looks at the structural and social processes that shape women and men's experience of entry and exit from the sex trade.
Published: 2000
Dementia/Alzheimer's disease  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S20
Offers a summary of the magnitude of dementia in Canada, research on risk factors and preventive factors, caregiving issues, and health policy implications. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
Women and HIV  
http://www.healthywomen.org/Documents/NationalWomensHealthReport.June2006.pdf
Examines the challenges women face in protecting themselves from HIV/AIDS, including difficulties in negotiating condom use. Looks at women's HIV/AIDS treatment-seeking behaviours and how the virus affects pregnancy. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Gender, health and tobacco  
http://www.who.int/entity/gender/other_health/Gender_Tobacco_2.pdf
Examines the gender differences for tobacco use, including the prevalence, the health impacts, and the social and economic consequences. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Systematic review of the role of gender as a health determinant of hospitalization for depression  
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=THC&volumeId=20&issueId=02#
Conducts a systematic review of selected health determinants, including gender, and their impact on hospitalization rates for depression. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit: Less than meets the eye  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39436
Discusses how the Children's Fitness Tax Credit may unfairly advantage some Canadian families and leave others behind. As well, how the design of the tax credit does not take into account differences in participation in physical activity by gender. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Women and substance abuse: gender transparency
Examines differences between women engaged in drug treatment and women who are not engaged in drug treatment.
Published: 1999
The undertreatment of women in pain  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/afi/pain.html
Examines women's different responses to pain. Explains how many cultural values and stereotypes come into play when medicine goes about treating pain. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Frequently asked questions about women, girls and HIV  
http://www.icw.org/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=28
Provides answers to frequently asked questions about HIV and how it relates specifically to women and girls. (See Details)
Published: 2003