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Books, comments: Gender perspectives in health and medicine

Posted on the 30 March, 2011 at 10:17 pm Written by in Books, Comments

I am one of the contributors to the Women’s health days event in Oslo 1-2 April. See


My paper is titled Gender, violence and health – do we need a gender perspective in health and medicine? (in Norwegian,  Kjønn, vold og helse – trenger vi et kjønnsperspektiv på helse og medisin?v/Øystein Gullvåg Holter, professor i maskulinitets- og likestillingsforskning, UiO)

The seminar starts Friday 1st of April at 9, Oslo kongressenter, Youngstorget

My introduction, ca 10, will be focused on one example of why a gender perspective is needed – violence against children. New results show that violence against children is mainly performed by the adult who dominates the decision-making in the home.

Gender equal decision making among adults in families lowers the chance of violence against children perhaps as much as two thirds.

This is a major historical research result – in my view, and I will highlight it in my lecture.