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Smith KV, Dye C, Rotz D, Cook E, Rosinsky K, Scott M. 2016. Final impacts of the Gender Matters Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health, 38 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a large-scale demonstration project and evaluation of Gender Matters (Gen.M), a sexuality education curriculum that aims to reduce adolescent pregnancy and associated sexual risk behaviors, in part by challenging commonly held perceptions of gender roles and promoting healthy, equitable relationships. The study reports final impacts of the program on adolescent sexual risk behaviors and other longer-term outcomes measured 18 months after participants enrolled in the study.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 453-2846 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Attitudes, Gender discrimination, Model programs, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Relationships, Risk taking, Sex characteristics, Sexual health

University of Michigan Health System, Adolescent Health Initiative. 2015. Voices of transgender adolescents in healthcare. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Health System, Adolescent Health Initiative, 1 video.

Annotation: This video for health professionals and staff offers perspectives from transgender and gender non-conforming youth about their experiences and what they want from the health care system.

Contact: University of Michigan Health System, Adolescent Health Initiative, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A6, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2197, Telephone: (734) 998-2034 Fax: (734) 998-2213 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Gender discrimination, Health services delivery, Personal narratives, Sex characteristics, Sex role, Training, Young adults

Prentice B. 2014. Expanding the boundaries: Health equity and public health practice. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 64 pp.

Annotation: This book focuses on how the prospects for health and well-being are influenced by social inequalities. Contents include an overview of the early history of public health and how some of the greatest achievements prefigure a contemporary health equity practice; the root causes of health inequities including class, racism, and gender inequity and heterosexism; profiles of health equity practice; elements of health equity practice that have emerged from the work of state and local health departments across the United States; and reflections on a future health equity practice.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: Web Site: $9.95 members; $19.95 nonmembers. Document Number: NA614.

Keywords: Civil rights, Equal opportunities, Gender discrimination, Public health agencies, Racial discrimination, Sexism, Social discrimination

Mount St. Mary's College. 2013. The report on the status of women and girls in California. Los Angeles, CA: Mount St. Mary's College, 61 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on key areas that are impacting the health and well being of women in the state of California, including poverty, employment status, technology, the media, changing demographics, leadership, women in the military, and mental and physical health. The research and statistics highlight trends and insights on why gender gaps continue to exist within the state. Data on racial and ethnic health disparities is included, along with figures that compare statistical data in the state of California with national averages. Data on obesity, infant mortality, substance abuse, breastfeeding, and other health-related variables are interspersed throughout the report, which is intended to inspire college students at Mount St. Mary's College to affect change.

Contact: Mount St. Mary's College, Doheny Campus, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007, Telephone: (213) 477-2500 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Gender, Geographic factors, Health status disparities, State surveys, Statistical data, Women's health

U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2012. Healthy People 2020 webinar on transgender health. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion,

Annotation: This webinar focuses on the new objective in Healthy People 2020's lesbian, gay, bisexual,and transgender topic area; transgender health; the development of gender identify; and health issues specific to transgender individuals. The webinar also discusses how the Affordable Care Act of 2010 affects individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) and how the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is working to including LGBT issues in its health research. Efforts to increase access to care and improve the health of individuals with HIV/AIDS are also discussed.

Contact: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, MD 20852, Fax: (240) 453-8282 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Access to health care, Discrimination, Gender discrimination, HIV infected patients, Health insurance, Health promotion, Healthy People 2020, High risk groups, Homosexuality, Legislation, Prevention, Research, Sexual identity

Bandy T. 2012. What works for male children and adolescents: Lessons from experimental evaluations of programs and interventions. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 20 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet on male children and adolescents examines programs and interventions that work (as well as those that don't work) as this population transitions into young adulthood. It examines the challenges that can impede the healthy development of young people, highlighting differences between males and females, and summarizes findings from a review of 115 interventions that either target or provide impact data on male children and adolescents. Outcome areas include academic achievement, delinquency, acting out, mental health, physical health and nutrition, reproductive health and sexuality, social skills, and substance use.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Child development, Evaluations, Gender, Interventions, Literature reviews, Male children, Reports, Risk factors

National Center for Transgender Equality. 2012. Transgender sexual and reproductive health: Unmet needs and barriers to care. Washington, DC: National Center for Transgender Equality, 3 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about sexual and reproductive health for transgender people.Topics include preventive health screenings, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancy, physical and sexual abuse, sexual and reproductive health care-seeking behavior, and access to health information. Recommendations to improve transgender sexual and reproductive health care are included.

Contact: National Center for Transgender Equality, 1325 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 903-0112 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Gender discrimination, Health behavior, Health care delivery, Health care utilization, Policy development, Program improvement, Reproductive health, Sexual health

Carbaugh A. 2011. The U.S. Global Health Initiative’s Women, Girls, and Gender Equality Principle: A roundtable discussion. Menlo Park, CA: J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 6 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the discussion of a roundtable that took place at the Kaiser Family Foundation in November 2010. The roundtable examined the women, girls, and gender-equality principle of the U.S. Global Health Initiative (GHI). The report introduces the roundtable and presents the principle behind the GHI, discusses the guidance, and presents roundtable key issues.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Female adolescents, Female children, Gender discrimination, Initiatives, International health, Women

Stein ND, Mennemeier KA. 2011. Addressing the gendered dimensions of harassment and bullying: What domestic and sexual violence advocates need to know. Harrisburg, PA: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence; Enola, PA: National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 17 pp. (Critical issue brief)

Annotation: This paper discusses the distinctions between bullying and harassment and the priorities and responsibilities of school districts. Topics include the unintended consequences of ignoring the gendered dimensions of bullying and harassment in K-12 schools and strategies for collaborating with school personnel and students.

Contact: National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110, Telephone: (800) 537-2238 Secondary Telephone: (800) 553.2508 Fax: (717) 545-9456 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Gender discrimination, Legal responsibility, Policy analysis, Schools, Sexual harassment, Violence prevention

Kosciw JG. 2010. The 2009 national school climate survey: The school-related experiences of our nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. New York, NY: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, 139 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the National School Climate Survey conducted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. The survey asked lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth about biased language in their schools; feelings of comfort and safety in school; and experiences of verbal, physical, and sexual harassment based on sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, race/ethnicity, disability, and religion. The report, which includes an executive summary, also contains a description of the study's methodology, results, and a conclusion. Extensive statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report.

Contact: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, 90 Broad Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10004, Telephone: (212) 727-0135 Fax: (212) 727-0254 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Ethnic factors, Gender discrimination, Homosexuality, Language, Racial factors, Religion, Safety, Schools, Sexual harassment, Surveys

Daughterty D, Stanhope V, eds. 1998. Pathways to tolerance: Student diversity. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists, 52 pp.

Annotation: This publication demonstrates how schools can meet the educational and psychological needs of America's increasingly diverse student population. Illustrative programs are described that value the uniqueness of each individual and recognize and respect student diversity as a strength. Articles include information that promote knowledge and understanding of the effects of culture, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and language on students' learning and behavior. Overall, the articles provide approaches to promote a safe learning environment for children. The guide is intended for parents, educators, administrators, pupil services providers, and policy makers.

Contact: National Association of School Psychologists, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 657-0270 Secondary Telephone: (866) 331-NASP Fax: (301) 657-0275 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural diversity, Cultural sensitivity, Disabilities, Ethnic factors, Gender discrimination, Homosexuality, Racial factors, Religion, Students

Sherwin S, Feminist Health Care Ethics Research Network. 1998. The politics of women's health: Exploring agency and autonomy. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 321 pp.

Annotation: This book is a collection of nine essays that examine women's health status and health care delivery in different countries and the assumptions behind the dominant medical model of solving problems without regard to social conditions. The authors are members of the Feminist Health Care Ethics Research Network, an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners whose primary interest is in feminist approaches to women's health. The book is the result of a four-year collaborative research project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The essays are entitled: A Relational Approach to Autonomy in Health Care; Situating Women in the Politics of Health; The Politics of Health: Geneticization Versus Health Promotion; Contested Bodies, Contested Knowledges: Women, Health, and the Politics of Medicalization; Agency, Diversity, and Constraints: Women and Their Physicians, Canada, 1850-1950; Reflections on the Transfer of "Progress": The Case of Reproduction; Anomalous Women and Political Strategies for Aging Societies; (Re)fashioning Medicine's Response to Wife Abuse; and Reframing Research Involving Humans. Notes are provided at the end of each essay. A list of references and biographies of the authors are included in the book.

Contact: Temple University Press, 1601 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122, Telephone: (800) 621-2736 Fax: (800) 621-8471 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-56639-598-4.

Keywords: Africa, Bioethics, Canada, Ethics, Gender discrimination, Health care delivery, Health promotion, Japan, North America, Research, Women's health

Council on Graduate Medical Education. 1995. Fifth report: Women and medicine. Rockville, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 61 pp.

Annotation: This report presents information on two inter-related topics: physician education in women's health and women in the physician work force. The first section surveys women's health needs, societal changes, current access, changes needed in medical education, and gender biases and inequalities in research. This section also considers changes that would improve the care of women in the future and examines factors affecting physicians' competencies in women's health. The second section of the report reviews women's current involvement in the medical profession and suggests ways to increase their participation. The report, submitted to the Secretary of the U.S. Department and Health and Human Services and to Congress, recommends changes in public policies affecting these topics.

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Contact Phone: (301) 443-6190 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Careers, Gender bias, Health status, Medical education, Physicians, Policy development, Professional education, Research, Women's health

Rothenberg PS. 1995. Race, class, and gender in the United States: An integrated study. (3rd ed.). New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 512 pp.

Annotation: This textbook is a collection of essays, poetry, personal reflections, and case histories on racism and sexism in the United States. Sections focus on the legal issues, socioeconomic factors, and cultural stereotypes that perpetuate discrimination in this country.

Contact: St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: (646) 307-5151 Contact Phone: (800) 221-7945, ext. 346 Fax: (212) 674-6132 Web Site: $19.00. Document Number: ISBN 0-312-09652-6.

Keywords: Gender bias, Legal issues, Legislation, Race, Social factors, Textbooks

Health Insurance Association of America. 1994-. Sourcebook of health insurance data. Washington, DC: Health Insurance Association of America, annual.

Annotation: This annual compilation of health insurance data focuses on managed care programs, medical care costs, hospital utilization, and morbidity and mortality statistics. The sources for this book are the Health Insurance Association of America's annual survey along with reports from insurance companies, government agencies, hospital and medical associations, and private research companies. Tables depict interrelationships between medical costs and the Consumer Price Index, physician fees, and the Gross National Product. The report includes figures on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, workplace injuries, childbirth costs, transplant procedures, and AIDS-related expenditures. Hospital utilization statistics such as discharge rates, length of stay, and uncompensated care expenditures include data for community hospitals. A historical overview of the health insurance industry and health maintenance organizations is included along with a chronological listing of industry-related facts.

Keywords: AIDS, Age factors, Costs, Employers, Gender, Health care financing, Health insurance, Health maintenance organizations, History, Hospitals, Injuries, Managed care, Marital status, Medicaid, Medicare, Mental disorders, Mortality, Race, Services, Socioeconomic factors, Statistics, Substance abuse, Surveys, Trends, Uninsured persons

Blumenthal SJ, ed. 1994. Papers and abstracts from the symposium on women's mental health: Issues for the 90s. Journal of Women's Health 3(6):453-497,

Annotation: This reprint contains papers and abstracts focusing on various issues in women's mental health. The papers were originally prepared for a symposium at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting in San Francisco, May 25, 1993. The papers focus on gender differences as a contributing factor to other conditions such as: the effect of gender differences on the incidence and prevalence of mental disorders, on the biological and psychosocial factors, on treatment, and on the cause of those differences; on the relations between gender and personality development and psychopathology; on women and depression; on panic disorders and women; and on eating disorders.

Keywords: Conferences, Depression, Eating disorders, Gender bias, Mental disorders, Mental health, Panic disorder, Personality development, Sex role, Treatment, Women

Children's Safety Network. 1993. Domestic violence: A directory of protocols for health care providers. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, 27 pp.

Annotation: This directory was developed to help update health care professionals on available protocols that address the needs of victims of domestic violence. The protocols and manuals provide information about the prevalence of domestic violence, the abusive cycle, profiles of victims and abusers, sample scripts for initiating discussion, descriptions of legal issues to consider, sources of referral, as well as guidelines for developing new protocols. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453-8313, Telephone: (617) 969-7100 Fax: (617) 969-5979 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Assault, Community programs, Domestic violence, Emergency medical services, Gender, Hospitals, Nurses, Physicians, Protocols, Sexual abuse

U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment. 1991. Adolescent health, Vol. I: Summary and policy options. [Washington, DC]: Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress; for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 204 pp.

Annotation: "Adolescent Health," a three-volume report from the U.S. Congress' Office of Technology Assessment, reviews the physical, emotional, and behavioral health status of American adolescents, identifies risk and protective factors for adolescent health problems, integrates national data to understand the clustering of specific adolescent problems, and evaluates options for the organization of health services available to adolescents including accessibility and financing. Volume I contains the summary and policy options.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: OTA-H-468; S/N 052-003-01234-1.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Alcohol use, Assault, Bicycle helmets, Drug use, Gender, Homicide, National data, Policies, Protective factors, Risk factors, Socioeconomic status, Statistics, Surveys

Crosby F. 1991. Juggling: The unexpected advantages of balancing career and home for women, their families, and society. New York, NY: Free Press, 269 pp.

Annotation: This book draws on research data and interviews to explore current issues in gender, health and the combination of various life roles for women. The author discusses the costs and benefits of being a working mother, the link between life circumstances and well being or lack of it, how children are faring, and how men fit into the life of women who are juggling different roles.

Keywords: Employment, Families, Gender discrimination, Sex role, Working mothers

Colins JG. 1990. Types of injuries by selected characteristics: United States, 1985-87. Hyattsville, MD:National Center for Health Statistics, 68 pp. (Vital and health statistics: Series 10, Data from the national health survey; no. 175)

Annotation: This report cites estimates of the number of injuries, by type of injury, presented by age, gender, race, geographic region, place of residence, class of injuries, place of injuries, and other socioeconomic and health variables. The numbers of days of restricted activity and bed disability due to injuries, by gender and type of injury, are also included.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Age factors, Burns, Data, Eye injuries, Fractures, Gender, Head injuries, Morbidity, Mortality, Poisoning, Race, Socioeconomic status, Statistics, Vital statistics

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