Gender Inequality in California Health Issues Research Paper by Nicky

Gender Inequality in California Health Issues
A look at discrimination against women in California health and medical contexts.
# 145140 | 2,063 words | 22 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2010 in Medical and Health (General) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper attempts to examine in how many areas of healthcare in California are there disturbing injustices for women. The paper reviews and analyzes several of examples of unfairness to California women in healthcare matters, and reference critics who have challenged the policies that lead to a lack of fairness.

Insurance Discrepancies Give Women the Shaft
Questions of Fairness In Reproductive Rights: Viagra is Often Covered but not Birth Control - Why?
Questions of Fairness in Reproductive Rights: Abortion Rights: Breastfeeding (Gender) Discrimination
Male Violence Against Women - The Ultimate Health-Related Issue in Which Women are Discriminated Against
Women's Hormone Creams are Carcinogenic

From the Paper:

"In another gender-related discriminatory policy, it is a known fact that men don't breastfeed infants and that men never give birth to infants who benefit from the nourishing milk from a mother's breast. That said, women are nonetheless still harassed for breastfeeding their infants. The California Women's Law Center (CWLC) recently handled a case in which a California woman was breastfeeding her infant at the Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas and was asked by a wait staff to "go somewhere more private." The case was quickly settled as the CWLC reminded Treasure Island executives that Nevada Statute 201.232 makes breastfeeding in public legal (CWLC, 2003). In California not only is it perfectly legal for a woman to breastfeed her child in public, a law went into effect in January 2002, that "...requires employers to provide time and space...other than a toilet stall...for employees to express breast milk at work" (CWLC, 2004)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Austin, Emily. "Teen Dating Violence and School Response." California Commission on The Status of Women. Retrieved 10 Dec. 2008 from
  • Bellasalma, Patricia. "Taking a Close Look at Prop. 4, Californians Will Vote No - As they Have Two Times When Similar Measures Were on the Ballot." California Progress Report. Retrieved 10 Dec. 2008, from (2008).
  • Buckland, Katie. "Lawsuit Charges Hormone Cream Manufacturers with Deceptive Marketing." California Women's Law Center. Retrieved 10 Dec. 2008 from (2005).
  • California Now. "Women's Health Care: Struggles & Strange Bedfellows." Retrieved 9 December 2008, from (2008).
  • California Women's Law Center. "Breastfeeding in Public is not a Crime: Know Your Rights." Retrieved 10 Dec. 2008 from (2004).

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