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Sex and gender traps and springboards: a focus group study among gender researchers in medicine and health sciences
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
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2012 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 33, no 8, 739-755 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We explored the difficulties that gender researchers encounter in their research and the strategies they use for solving these problems. Sixteen Swedish researchers, all women, took part in focus group discussions; the data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. The problems reported fell into four main categories: the ambiguity of the concepts of sex and gender; traps associated with dichotomization; difficulties with communication; and issues around publication. Categories of suggested problem-solving strategies were adaptation, pragmatism, addressing the complexities, and definition of terms. Here the specific views of gender researchers in medicine and health sciences-"medical insiders"-bring new challenges into focus.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2012. Vol. 33, no 8, 739-755 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58292DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2011.645970PubMedID: 22827730OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-58292DiVA: diva2:547706
Available from: 2012-08-28 Created: 2012-08-28 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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