Behind the Science with Frances Chen
Authors: Negin Nia and Arrthy Thayaparan (Blog Coordinators) || Interviewing: Frances Chen, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia
When people talk about "women's health" they often think about women's reproductive health. They think about menstruation, pregnancy and the hormones involved in these processes. But to us, women’s health carries a deeper meaning beyond what happens when someone has XX chromosomes. Biological sex is important, and we talk about this a lot in the Women's Health Blog, but women's health is so much more than that. Gender identity, societal norms, healthcare practices and education are also deeply implicated in all aspects of women's health. All of these factors, and more, come together to impact women in a way that we are just starting to understand.
The Women's Health Blog brings you original content every month to help demystify the complexity of this topic while reflecting the multifaceted nature of women and gender-diverse people. It also serves as a platform for new researchers to broadcast their findings to diverse audiences. We invite you to take a look around and offer your thoughts, experiences and feedback on our blog here.
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