This paper examines the underlying assumptions that have led to a lack of attention to women's health, particularly in developing countries, beyond the context of their reproductive roles.
It is argued that the peculiar nature of women' responsabilities both in economic production and within the family,' may have a profound impact on the extent to which they are affected by topical diseases and their responses to disease.
It is suggested that the gender relations of health are of considerable significance in explaining the differential consequences of tropical disease on women, men and children.
The paper proposes a framework for gender-sensitive research on this topic and suggests some new directions for research.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie tropicale, Recherche scientifique, Milieu familial, Femme, Homme, Sexe, Rôle social, Impact socioéconomique, Attitude
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tropical disease, Scientific research, Family environment, Woman, Human, Sex, Social role, Socioeconomical impact, Attitude
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0555120
Code Inist : 002B05A03. Création : 199406.