Women's histories of life and family health: some considerations about gender

Ahead the gender imbrications in health, this article intends to discuss the concept of gender inside the Family Health Strategics Program (PSF) considering the trajectory of life of two women followed up in a PSF Health Unit. Considering the social and historical construction of gender and its hierarchical and relational aspects, we could verify, looking at the life trajectory of those women, that permanencies patterns and gender transformations in their daily lives also appear in the health field. In this manner, when the female subjectivities are not included and only the motherhood is considered, the health field can be an oppressor of the female historical subject. Thus, the Family Health praxis must consider the gender meanings as an essential aspect to understand the whole human subject.

woman; gender; history of life; family health

Associação Brasileira de Psicologia Social Programa de Pós-graduação em Psicologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (CFCH), Av. da Arquitetura S/N - 7º Andar - Cidade Universitária, Recife - PE - CEP: 50740-550 - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil
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