Gender and health inequalities in Sub-Saharan Africa:the Case of HIV

Abubakar, Amina and Kitsao-Wekulo, Patricia (2015) Gender and health inequalities in Sub-Saharan Africa:the Case of HIV. In: Psychology of gender through the lens of culture. Springer, pp. 395-408. ISBN 9783319140049

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Abstract

Women in Africa are at a relatively higher risk of being infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) compared to men. The current chapter aims at discussing factors that may contribute to this elevated risk. We first outline the biological (e.g. physiological and hormonal), sociocultural practices and norms and economic factors that place females at a disadvantage. We then review some of the interventions that have been found to be or are currently being tested as being ‘gender sensitive’, and have the potential of significantly reducing risk levels among females. Interventions discussed herein include biomedical, socioeconomic, behavioural and social protection measures.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 71961
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2014 15:22
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 05:48
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/71961

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