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Handbook on Gender and Health

Handbook on Gender and Health

International Handbooks on Gender series

Edited by Jasmine Gideon

This Handbook brings together a groundbreaking collection of chapters that uses a gender lens to explore health, healthcare and health policy in both the Global South and North. Empirical evidence is drawn from a variety of different settings and points to the many ways in which the gendered dimensions of health have become reworked across the globe.

Chapter 30: Men, masculinities and health in Brazil: a feminist critique

Jorge Lyra and Benedito Medrado

Subjects: development studies, family and gender policy, social policy and sociology, family and gender policy, health policy and economics

Abstract

This chapter aims at contributing to the study and research of men and masculinities, putting forward a conceptual gender framework from a matrix that is in dialogue with feminist productions. In order to do so, the authors draw from contemporary productions which are based on different theoretical references and where gender is adopted as an analytical category, but which have in common (and are defined from) a critical feminist perspective. Based on this matrix, a study on men and masculinities with regard to their health, sexuality and reproduction was carried out, emphasizing the need to make way for new theoretical constructions that recover the plural and critical character of feminist readings.

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