Globalization, Women, and Health in the Twenty-First Century by IIona Kickbusch, Kari A. Hartwig, Justin M. List (eds.)

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Thus far, changing patterns of health have received little attention as causal factors in these processes but recent studies suggest that they may have a part to play. There has been widespread recognition of the growing burden taken up by women as the HIV/AIDS epidemic generates a huge increase in the need for care. However, there are signs that in some settings, these traditionally gendered divisions in caring are beginning to break down. As more women become ill and die, and traditional support systems are destroyed, young men in particular are beginning to take on responsibilities that they would previously have rejected as inappropriate.

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