Health and gender

Gender equality gives men better lives

15 October 2015
Men living in highly gender equal societies have better quality of life than men in less gender equal societies, according to new research from Øystein Gullvåg Holter.

“The pills makes me girlish”

5 October 2015
Mum is relieved; dad is sceptical. The child also has feelings about being diagnosed with ADHD and taking medication for it. “We need to listen more to the children,” says a Norwegian researcher.

“Heart disease is the number one killer of women in Norway”

5 October 2015
More research is carried out on breast cancer than on women’s heart attack. Even though heart attack kills more women.

Gay and disabled: Invisible and crystal clear

29 September 2015
What is it like to have both a disability and a sexual orientation that is not heterosexual? A new study shows that this group encounters prejudice and ignorance in the Norwegian health care system.

Weight loss surgery increases social acceptance, but the body remains problematic

25 September 2015
All of a sudden the once obese women are treated with respect in society. But underneath the clothes the skin is saggy and it takes a long time to become familiar with the “new” stomach.

Sound focus on health or eating disorder in disguise?

7 September 2015
According to Norwegian fitness bloggers, the ideal female body is supposed to be slim, muscular, feminine and strong. However, the eating and workout regimes they promote are so strict, that even the bloggers themselves almost fail to follow them.

ME: The male disorder that became a female disorder

28 August 2015
Previously long-term exhaustion was considered a male disorder caused by societal pressures. Today women comprise the majority of ME patients, and they feel that their condition is their own fault.

Bringing HIV into the family

12 December 2008
HIV and AIDS strike more African women than men, and the consequences of being open about one’s disease may be greater for women. Norwegian researchers have looked at how this affects whether women in Malawi show up for prenatal check-ups.

Publications

Author(s):
Helga Eggebø, Lundberg, Aase, Teigen, Mari
Published: 2022
Author(s):
Peterson, Anna M.
Published: 2015
Author(s):
Eriksen, Astrid M. A., Ketil Lenert Hansen, Cecilie Javo and Berit Schei
Published: 2015
Author(s):
Steder, Frank Brundtlan (ed.)
Published: 2015
Author(s):
Irvin, Jill A. and Cindy Simon Rosenthal et al. (eds.)
Published: 2015
Author(s):
Farstad, Gunhild R. and Kari Stefansen
Published: 2015
Author(s):
Lian, Olaug S. and Hilde Bondevik
Published: 2015
Author(s):
Løkeland, Mette
Published: 2015
Author(s):
Fyhri, Aslak and Nils Fearnley
Published: 2015
Author(s):
Ytterstad, Elinor og Tormod Brenn
Published: 2015
Author(s):
Triandafyllidou, Anna and Sabrina Marchetti (eds.)
Published: 2015
Author(s):
Eriksen, Marianne Hem, Unn Pedersen, Bernt Rundberget, Irmelin Axelsen and Heidi Lund Berg (eds.)
Published: 2015
Author(s):
Pini, Barbara, Berit Brandth and Jo Little (eds.)
Published: 2015

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