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Renata Anderson

Discussion paper

Great expectations: how gendered expectations shape early mothering experiences

Motherhood is commonly viewed by contemporary society as a time of great joy, when ‘good mothers’ effortlessly bond with their newborns and adapt to their new role with ease. However, for many women and their partners, pregnancy, birth and early parenting do not meet these...
Discussion paper

Growing up unequal: how sex and gender impact young women's health and wellbeing

The aim of this paper is to look at young women's health and wellbeing between the ages of 10 and 20. We examine young women's experience of six interrelated priority health areas: physical health, sexual and reproductive health, body image, relationships, mental health and social...
Briefing paper

Serving up inequality: how sex and gender impact women's relationship with food

Though biological factors of sex and life-stage affect women’s nutritional needs, women’s food choices and dietary practices are strongly influenced by structural, social and economic factors. This paper explores various aspects of women’s health relating to food.
Discussion paper

Women and oral health: issues paper

Oral health is necessary for good quality of life and encompasses more than just having healthy teeth. Without good oral health, everyday functions such as eating, speaking and socialising can be difficult. Sex and gender differences interact to influence oral health risk factors, indicators, conditions...