Gender Policy and HIV in China

Catalyzing Policy Change

  • Dudley L. Poston
  • Joseph Tucker
  • Qiang Ren
  • Baochang Gu
  • Xiaoying Zheng
  • Stephanie Wang
  • Chris Russell

Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph D. Tucker, Dudley L. Poston
      Pages 1-6
  3. Chinese Population Dynamics and HIV/STD Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Qiang Ren, Xiaoying Zheng, Wolfgang Lutz, Sergei Scherbov
      Pages 9-25
    3. M. Giovanna Merli, Jack DeWaard, Feng Tian, Sara Hertog
      Pages 27-53
  4. China’s Surplus Males and HIV/STD

  5. HIV/STD Risk in China for Males and Females

  6. Commercial SexWorker Policies and the Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Dongbao Yu, Edmund Settle, Ruotao Wang, Lenore Manderson
      Pages 201-213
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-225

About this book


China’s concentrated HIV epidemic is on the brink of becoming a generalized one and syphilis infection has become a major public health threat. Social factors relating to gender and gender inequality exacerbate the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) in China. A better understanding of the proximate social determinants of HIV related to gender will be crucial to effectively curbing HIV and other STIs in China. Aspects of China’s governance - including administrative procedures, the developing legal system, social institutions, and the public health infrastructure – are instrumental in shaping strategies and responses to HIV. International studies suggest that women who are more economically and socially vulnerable may also have a greater risk of HIV infection, yet few initiatives have focused on discrete areas where achievable and sustainable gender policy measures could be linked to the public health response. This study presents perspectives ranging from criminology to social psychology to better understand how gender perspectives can inform HIV policy in the context of China.


AIDS China Demography Gender Gender Inequality HIV HIV prevention Policy Prevention Prevention and Control Public Health Social Sciences Sociology infections sexually transmitted infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Dudley L. Poston
    • 1
  • Joseph Tucker
    • 2
  • Qiang Ren
    • 3
  • Baochang Gu
    • 4
  • Xiaoying Zheng
    • 5
  • Stephanie Wang
    • 6
  • Chris Russell
    • 7
  1. 1.Dept. SociologyTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Division of Infectious DiseasesMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Inst. Population ResearchPeking University100871 BeijingChina
  4. 4.Center for Population & Development StudiesRenmin University of ChinaHaidian Science BldgChina
  5. 5.Inst. Population ResearchPeking UniversityHaidianChina
  6. 6.Berkman Center for Internet&SocietyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  7. 7.BryanUSA

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