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Issues for consideration:

1.

Karen mentioned that she thought of heart disease as a man’s disease, why might there be such a stereotype?

2.

Do men and women differ in their use of health care services? Do a quick literature search to investigate the reasons for such differences. What did you find ?

3.

What was the significance of the "Women’s Health Initiative" in enhancing the study of heart disease in women?

4.

Think about the other health issues with regards to access to care and treatment with gender bias in mind:

*men seeking treatment for eating disorders

*learning disabilities being considered in women

*differential health care treatment by gender in other countries