Gender, Sex, and Sexuality—Same, Different, or Equal?

In this theme issue, ‘‘Gender and Sexuality,’’ we celebrate these victories and consider also the assumptions at play when these terms are used in our work. Health disparities related to gender affect a complex array of genders and sexualities, but the word ‘‘gender’’ is commonly used to mean little more than attention to women, devoid of attention to power relations, sexuality, and relations between and among women, men, and transgender people. As research and practice expand understanding and awareness of multiple genders, gender relations, and sexual orientations, public health evidence and human rights norms highlight the need for supportive legal and policy environments to ensure that the rich variety of human sexual experience, as it manifests throughout the culture of the United States and the world at large, is not only researched but also protected

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Authors: Stewart Landers, Sofia Gruskin
Published By: American Journal of Public Health
Date: March 1, 2010
Publication Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2820053/