Gender and Health

By Madhu Nagla

In India, the relationship between gender and health is complex. The gender inequality that is entrenched in India's social structure and manifested through patriarchal system has put women in an unequal position in terms of health indicators. This has deep implications for the health and development of children. Gender and Health contains a collection of articles that critically reflect upon the current status of gender inequalities in health, and it develops an agenda for future research. The book examines, within the broader context of women's health, issues pertaining to their rights, medical encounters, and the different laws created to meet their health needs, specifically reproductive and mental health needs. The way forward is to mainstream gender equality concerns in the formulation of health policy and practice. The book's focus is to present a combination of theoretic frameworks and empirical realities on India's gender and health debate.

240 pages

Publication Date: 10/18/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131605783