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Femmes et addictions dans la littérature internationale : sexe, genre et risques

Abstract : The international literature on women and addictions is constituted by publications relating to sex, i.e. physiological differences on the effects of the use of psychoactive products on men or women, or publications on gender differences, i.e. on the social roles attributed to one gender or the other. Sex differences, consist mainly in physiological variations, such as corporal fluid volume, which causes a different impact of the substances on the metabolism, and also distinctions related to mental health. Gender differences reveal a stronger affective dependence among women, a greater impact of negative events from childhood as the origin of addictions and differences in accessing and using treatments. Risk-taking in addictive behaviours is also described as being more important in women than in men. Finally, two specific female problems are emphasised: prostitution and maternity, because these themes are recurrent in the literature reviewed
Keywords : Woman Gender Risk
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Laurence Simmat-Durand. Femmes et addictions dans la littérature internationale : sexe, genre et risques. Bulletin Epidémiologique Hebdomadaire - BEH, Saint-Maurice (Val de Marne) : Institut de veille sanitaire, 2009, pp.86-89. ⟨halshs-00475696⟩



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