Gender and Health

In the course of this unit, I’ve formed my understanding of gender and health through class tutorials, discussions, and research. Moreover, the wide range of academic articles available on the topic allowed me to have a deep understanding of gender and health and to make connections between what has been discussed in theory and what can be observed in practice. For this essay, I would like to explain how, in my view, gender continues to influence health promotion activities in the U.K.

Health promotion activities, in my opinion, continue to be stereotyped against men. The sources of these stereotypes are difficult to establish especially because men are not usually at ease when it comes to discussing their health, but evidence of the uncomfortable trend can be seen in the health promotion advertisements that are flashed daily on our televisions, newspapers, billboards and other forms of media. My observation revealed that around 70 percent of health promotion advertisements aired between 7 P.M and 9 P.M on popular television stations target women and children as their primary audience. Against this backdrop, it should be the function of all stakeholders in the health sector to come up with strategies to correct this anomaly since men also need to be kept abreast of the current health information. A good point to start would be for the NHS to start airing video clips and other documentaries specifically targeting men’s health to enhance awareness.

From the many articles that I have perused through in the course of undertaking this unit, it has dawned on me that men and women access health services differently due to well-grounded socio-cultural projections and beliefs. Men, for instance, may take several days to seek medical attention whenever confronted by a health condition, while women seek assistance with an almost immediacy. Such a trend, though deeply rooted in the cultural beliefs of masculinity and feminity, may hamper health promotion activities since many men seek medical assistance when the ailment has already progressed. I would therefore propose that all interested parties in the health sector take a proactive approach in educating the men on the need to seek early intervention measures if they are confronted with a medical condition. Such education programs, in my view, should also provide feedback to assist establish fundamental gender health priorities for interested parties, including the NHS.

Another observation that I would be delighted to outline in this context is that there exist variations between men and women in the occurrence and prevalence of a multiplicity of diseases ranging from various forms of cancers to heart ailments to kidney failures. Although biological enlightenment has made us have a vague clue about the sources of these variations, it is my opinion that health promotion activities effected in the U.K has so far failed to link these variations to the way individuals behave across gender. From my observation, I can attest to the fact that men are not only more predisposed to particular health conditions than women owing to their lifestyle habits, but the same men refuse or ignore to use of health services with a high degree of effectiveness mostly witnessed in women. The smoking and drinking habits of most men, for instance, exposes them to more health complications than women, while it is clear that men may renege from completing their therapy mid-way – an issue that is mostly non-existent in women. This anomaly needs to be corrected by developing newer health promotion strategies that will lay much focus on lifestyle attributes rather than biological predispositions. The strategies, in my view, should also focus on establishing frameworks through which men can be educated on the need to effectively complete their treatments for effective control of illnesses.

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with Online Academic Experts
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
Testimonials
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Nursing
It was a very long paper, but she followed all the instructions, and she even finished the paper 5 days before the due date. Will write an essay with her again, thanks!
Customer 452967, November 27th, 2021
Humanities
Thank youuuu
Customer 452729, May 30th, 2021
Psychology
Thank you!
Customer 452545, February 6th, 2021
Nursing
Thank you
Customer 453087, March 5th, 2022
Business and administrative studies
excellent
Customer 453201, November 8th, 2022
Education
N/A
Customer 453057, May 23rd, 2022
Business and administrative studies
excellent work
Customer 453201, November 1st, 2022
Psychology
Great paper, Thank you so much.
Customer 453209, October 4th, 2022
English 101
great summery in terms of the time given. it lacks a bit of clarity but otherwise perfect.
Customer 452747, June 9th, 2021
Psychology
thank you!
Customer 452947, October 21st, 2021
Other
I am beyond eager to write this review for this writer. I received a grade of "Mastered"upon first submission on this assignment. I will shout to the rooftops ENCOURAGING you to hire him. I have used other writers but NONE have delivered such awesome work as this writer and NONE of their prices can compare to his. He does not try to "break the bank" and he works hard; it shows in the final paper and the grade. He is simply,THE BEST HERE!!
Customer 452995, November 16th, 2021
History
Thank you. No issues
Customer 453139, April 17th, 2022
11,595
Customer reviews in total
96%
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
37%
Customers referred by a friend
OUR GIFT TO YOU
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat
Live ChatWhatsApp