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COUTO, Marcia Thereza; OLIVEIRA, Elda de; SEPARAVICH, Marco Antônio Alves  and  LUIZ, Olinda do Carmo. The feminist perspective of intersectionality in the field of public health: a narrative review of the theoretical-methodological literature. Salud colect. [online]. 2019, vol.15, e1994. ISSN 1669-2381.

The approach of intersectionality emerged in the late 1990s in the field of black feminist activism in the US, as a critique of one-dimensional analyses of social inequalities. This descriptive-analytical narrative review presents the current state of theoretical-methodological inclusion of intersectionality in public health. Seven scientific literature databases were consulted: Web of Science, Embase, Cinahl, Scopus, Sociological Abstracts, Lilacs, and Medline, resulting in 1763 papers. After duplicates were eliminated and the titles and abstracts screened, 30 papers produced in five countries between 2006 and 2017 were selected. The analysis, structured into three central themes (theoretical-methodological debates, social markers - gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation - and health policies and practices), shows intersectionality to be a promising analytical resource for understanding and facing the global challenge of inequalities in health.

Keywords : Public Health; Review; Health Disparities; Gender Identity, Race and Health.

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