The Importance Of Sex And Gender In Health

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Sex and gender are often used interchangeably in society today, however it isn’t interchangeable. Sex is the physical attributes and or physiological differences that distinguish a male from a female such as the reproductive organs, height, voice, abundancy of hair, lactation, etc. While our culture believes in the division between genders, that concept isn’t universal. For example, the Berdache sometimes dressed as the opposite sex occasionally or the Samoan culture, where sexually identified males have masculine and feminine traits.
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A health social movement is a cause around the health care system. Groups and/or organizations come together in order to address medical concerns that effects the health of the population. There are two types of issues HSM usually address, which are constituency based health movement and embodied health movements. There different in the fact that embodied health movement focuses on patients and their disease or illness while constituency based health movements core focus is on equality. That equality could range from gender, sexuality, race, class, etc.

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Sharing an identity has a strong effect on
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By doing so the poor are more exposed to the pollution, unsafe waters, and unsanitary conditions provided by factories. Meaning that housing, transportation, and sanitation are determinants of health. There is no equality in urbanization because those who need the jobs, live close to factories which is hazardous to their health while those who own the factories and make a large sum amount of money live further away from the hazards produced by factories. However, while I do view urbanization in a negative light, it can has it positive side as well. For example in Chile due to urbanization, infants health were positively affect because as the country became more urbanized the infant mortality

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