The Health of Men and Women
September 2006, Polity
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Sociology of Health and Illness
"This book clearly reviews similarities and differences in women and men’s physical and mental health as shaped by both gender and sex-linked biology, and also varying by outcome and by age, class, race/ethnicity, sexuality and global region. Refreshingly resisting misleading simplifications, Sarah Payne encourages critical thinking about gender, biology and population health."
Nancy Krieger, Harvard School of Public Health
"In this highly topical book, Payne provides comprehensive synthesis of research evidence on the relationship between gender and health. Researchers and policy-makers have only recently begun to take an inclusive approach to gender and health. The Health of Men and Women will be an indispensable resource for the development of research and practice."
Ellen Annandale, University of Leicester
"It is difficult to imagine a more timely book on gender and health. Women’s health movements, research advocacy and theory emerged more than three decades ago. The study of men’s health and gender did not fully issue until the 1990s. Until now, these two areas of enquiry and health policy have developed separately, and the pursuit of gender equity in public health has been stymied by a lack of an integrative vision. Sarah Payne provides a conceptual bridge between these growing subfields with this lucidly written, well-documented and comprehensive analysis of gender differences and similarities between women’s and men’s around the globe."
Don Sabo, D’Youville College