“The binary view of gender was particularly dominant in the 1950s,” says Ketil Slagstad. He has written a paper on the history of trans medicine.
According to specialists, more knowledge about causes, more funding, and more education may provide better treatment of the condition currently affecting one in ten women.
More men than women are affected by ear buzz, but the consequences are greater for women. Women also have a higher risk of severe hereditary tinnitus, according to a research project.
The pandemic highlights some significant and remaining gendered structures in the Norwegian labour market – and the not-quite-sufficient efforts to eliminate them, writes Mari Teigen in this article.
Sabine Oertelt-Prigione hopes that the pandemic and vaccination will make people more aware of sex differences in medicine.
A new survey uncovers insufficient communication from the Norwegian authorities concerning support for women who are victims of domestic violence during the corona crisis.
Our knowledge about previous pandemics gives us invaluable information on how to handle today’s corona pandemic, according to researchers.
It was not until the 1990s that researchers fully began to include both genders in health research. Sara Magelssen Vambheim has contributed with valuable new insights in her study of gender differences in pain experiences.
In the 1950s, the first successful gender reassignment treatment was carried out. Since then, major developments have taken place within medicine and law, but also when it comes to our perceptions of gender, according to historian Sigrid Sandal.
Women’s bodies are different from men’s. We need more knowledge to better understand women’s health, says medical doctor and Professor Johanne Sundby. She finds support in a new report on the same topic.
We ask Abdi Gele, Research Director at the National Expertise Center for Migration and Minority Health (NAKMI).
“The fat body carries a secret that has to be revealed at all costs; it is a living symptom that something has ‘gone wrong’,” says Camilla Bruun Eriksen. She has studied the representation of fat bodies in popular culture.
According to sociologist Ingvill Stuvøy, the debate on surrogacy has added new meanings to the concept of equality.
Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children.
Nordic men need to start seeing the doctor before it is too late. Nordic women need to become better at talking about their work environment. And the politicians who are crafting tomorrow’s health policy need to put on their gender spectacles, state researchers.
Ziyada, Mai Maghoub