Several works performed in our university institution: Science Communication Observatory has showed that in the scientific community, the sexism in the stereotyped vision of the scientific activity has been put in evidence in multiple occasions.

A research about woman, health and newspapers carried out in our institution reached the conclusion that the language, the images and the centre of attention of the news published in the analyzed newspapers were contributing in perpetuating stereotypes on the rolls feminine and masculine. Moreover, the analysis of the media coverage and the information content generated in the radio, TV and the Spanish press, and also in the international press, with regard to the Conference during the XIV AIDS Conference held in Barcelona in July 2002 showed that some gender stereotypes were present regarding how the epidemic problem was presented in the mass media. Finally, taking into account the results obtained in the mentioned preliminary experiences, an analysis of the stereotypes contained in the informative programs on TV which could be seen in the Catalan territory (country located in the East of Spain) concerning health and disease has been performed recently.

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Constructing stereotypes concerning gender and health in the mass media

Núria Pérez   Communication Observatory Universitat

Several works performed in our university institution: Science Communication Observatory has showed that in the scientific community, the sexism in the stereotyped vision of the scientific activity has been put in evidence in multiple occasions.

A research about woman, health and newspapers carried out in our institution reached the conclusion that the language, the images and the centre of attention of the news published in the analyzed newspapers were contributing in perpetuating stereotypes on the rolls feminine and masculine. Moreover, the analysis of the media coverage and the information content generated in the radio, TV and the Spanish press, and also in the international press, with regard to the Conference during the XIV AIDS Conference held in Barcelona in July 2002 showed that some gender stereotypes were present regarding how the epidemic problem was presented in the mass media. Finally, taking into account the results obtained in the mentioned preliminary experiences, an analysis of the stereotypes contained in the informative programs on TV which could be seen in the Catalan territory (country located in the East of Spain) concerning health and disease has been performed recently.

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