Health and gender

“We are not certain why endometriosis occurs”

6 April 2022
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.

Women more severely affected by tinnitus than men are

16 December 2021
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.

How the pandemic exposed the faultlines of gender inequality in Norway’s labour market

12 August 2021
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.

Hopes for increased attention to side effects among women

20 May 2021
Sabine Oertelt-Prigione hopes that the pandemic and vaccination will make people more aware of sex differences in medicine.

Covid pandemic may have caused more violence toward women

22 September 2020
A new survey uncovers insufficient communication from the Norwegian authorities concerning support for women who are victims of domestic violence during the corona crisis.

“Pandemics affect women and men differently”

8 July 2020
Our knowledge about previous pandemics gives us invaluable information on how to handle today’s corona pandemic, according to researchers.

Men are more often than women fooled by placebo

26 March 2019
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.

The rocky road to sex change treatment in Norway

2 July 2018
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.

Major gender gap in health research

19 June 2018
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.

How do gender perspectives in migration health look like?

21 November 2017
We ask Abdi Gele, Research Director at the National Expertise Center for Migration and Minority Health (NAKMI).

Eternal witch-hunt for the fat body

5 October 2017
“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.

Surrogacy challenges gender equality

14 October 2016
According to sociologist Ingvill Stuvøy, the debate on surrogacy has added new meanings to the concept of equality.

Bad relationships increase risk of infection in both mother and child

3 October 2016
Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children.

Inequalities in health: Men die, women suffer

4 February 2016
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.

When sex becomes impossible due to burning pain in and around the vulva

6 January 2016
Women with vestibulodynia feel that they’re missing out on the wonderful sex that the media boasts of. And they’re ashamed of being poor sexual partners.


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