Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
Print version ISSN 1657-7027
FERNANDEZ MORENO, Sara Yaneth. Male Attention in the Public Health Space in México Federal District from a Gender Sensible and Socio-Sanitary Perspective. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.14, pp. 73-86. ISSN 1657-7027.
This article discusses the institutional practices of the health personnel from the public attention system from the Department of Health of the Federal District Government (SSGDF) in various hospitals. The article is also part of a broader study, which constitutes a doctoral dissertation carried out between 2003 and 2008 in the city of Mexico. The study emphasizes analysis and discussions about the findings regarding health care to hetero and homosexual males, in both the population served, as well as people identified as homosexual within the personnel offering the health services. Concluding, from a gender sensitive perspective, being a male is a risk factor in health care and attention, as well as in disease prevention. Social prejudice still prevails with the hetero and homosexual male population, more than preparation and development of attention skills specific to the male problem within health services. Exclusion, discrimination, and lack of information illustrate that the anatomy-physiologic burden and surgical technique or pharmaceutical knowledge are not enough to provide quality care. Care that could make the institutional health practices of the Department of Health of the Federal District Government in Mexico, truly comprehensive.
Keywords : Institutional Practices; Health Personnel; Care; Comprehensive Care; Prejudice; Personnel Formation; Health Personnel; Sexual Prejudice; Care; Professional Formation.