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Current Trends in the Study of Gender Norms and Health Behaviors

Citation

Fleming, Paul J. & Agnew-Brune, Christine B. (2015). Current Trends in the Study of Gender Norms and Health Behaviors. Current Opinion in Psychology, 5, 72-77. PMCID: PMC4461071

Abstract

Gender norms are recognized as one of the major social determinants of health and gender norms can have implications for an individual's health behaviors. This paper reviews the recent advances in research on the role of gender norms on health behaviors most associated with morbidity and mortality. We find that (1) the study of gender norms and health behaviors is varied across different types of health behaviors, (2) research on masculinity and masculine norms appears to have taken on an increasing proportion of studies on the relationship between gender norms and health, and (3) we are seeing new and varied populations integrated into the study of gender norms and health behaviors.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.05.001

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2015

Journal Title

Current Opinion in Psychology

Author(s)

Fleming, Paul J.
Agnew-Brune, Christine B.

PMCID

PMC4461071