The Health of Men and Women
September 2006, Polity
The Health of Men and Women is written particularly with the needs, interests and abilities of upper-level undergraduate students in mind. It will be of particular interest to those studying the sociology of health and illness, and will also be highly relevant to courses on gender, race and ethnicity, and a range of other key sociological issues.
Sex, Gender and Health.
Explaining the Health of Women and Men.
Illness and Health: Sex, Gender and Morbidity.
Women, Men and Mental Health.
Gender, Sex and Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Death, Dying, Sex and Gender.
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