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The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

Gender Policy and HIV in China

Catalyzing Policy Change

Editors: Tucker, J., Poston, Jr., D.L., Ren, Q., Gu, B., Zheng, X., Wang, S., Russell, C. (Eds.)

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  • Unique interdisciplinary group of policy makers, advocates, and researchers worked together to systematically consider how gender impacts HIV/STD spread in China
  • The underappreciated role of how surplus men could impact HIV spread in China is quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed
  • Little empiric data exist regarding the connection between gender inequality and the spread of HIV/AIDS
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China’s concentrated HIV epidemic is on the brink of becoming a generalized one and syphilis infection has become a major public health threat. Social factors relating to gender and gender inequality exacerbate the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) in China. A better understanding of the proximate social determinants of HIV related to gender will be crucial to effectively curbing HIV and other STIs in China. Aspects of China’s governance - including administrative procedures, the developing legal system, social institutions, and the public health infrastructure – are instrumental in shaping strategies and responses to HIV. International studies suggest that women who are more economically and socially vulnerable may also have a greater risk of HIV infection, yet few initiatives have focused on discrete areas where achievable and sustainable gender policy measures could be linked to the public health response. This study presents perspectives ranging from criminology to social psychology to better understand how gender perspectives can inform HIV policy in the context of China.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender Policy and HIV in China
Book Subtitle
Catalyzing Policy Change
Editors
  • Joseph Tucker
  • Dudley L. Poston, Jr.
  • Qiang Ren
  • Baochang Gu
  • Xiaoying Zheng
  • Stephanie Wang
  • Chris Russell
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9900-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9900-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9899-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8219-0
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 226
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