Masculinidade e violência no Brasil: contribuições para a reflexão no campo da saúde

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This article reflects about the masculine condition in relation to violence. It focalizes this theme in interdisciplinary Public Health field. The period of 1991 to 2000 was considered. The sources of mortality and morbidity data used were Mortality Information System and Morbidity Information System, respectively. The source of population was estimated by IBGE and it is disposed in home page of DATASUS/MS. The results detached major victimization among men to violence fatal and non-fatal. The average risk of masculine mortality by external causes was 119,6/100.000 inhabitants in the decade. It was 5 times bigger than the average risk observed to women (24/100.000 inhabitants). Between 15 and 19 years they died 6.3 more times than women; between 20 and 24 years the men's risk is 10.1 times major than the women's risk. In relation to homicide, this risk is intensified: it is almost 12 masculine deaths by homicide in relation to each female death. Macapá was the city that had presented the major masculine super mortality by external causes: 10,3 masculine deaths to each female death. It finalizes affirming that masculine gender is more vulnerable at violence due their subjectivities are until strongly structured in sexist and risk's practices. These questions are potencialized to intense inequalities and other adverse conditions at citizenship in Brazil.

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  • morbidity
  • mortality
  • violence

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  • Edinilsa Ramos De Souza

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