A Gender Perspective in Medicine
A gender perspective in medicine provides insight into the ways in which sex and gender differences are significant in medicine.
A gender perspective in medicine is therefore multidimensional because all players in research, education and health care processes have a gender and the nature of these processes and the environments in which they exist can also be gendered.
So, for example, from the patient’s perspective a gender perspective in medicine acknowledges the different roles masculinity and femininity play in men’s and women’s health:
From the provider’s perspective a gender perspective acknowledges the ways in which the gender of the provider impacts on the health care event:
From an educational perspective a gender perspective identifies the gendered nature of medical knowledge/education/texts/teaching styles:
The gender neutral language makes invisible the gendered representation of the human abdomen. Clearly the correct label would be male abdomen or human, with women described in complimentary detail.
A gender perspective of…
…and this list is by no means complete