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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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Abstract

COSTA, Simone de Melo; DURAES, Sarah Jane Alves  and  ABREU, Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães de. Feminization of the odontology course at the State University of Montes Claros, Minas Gerais State. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, suppl.1, pp. 1865-1873. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000700100.

This article substantiates the feminization of the odontology course starting from the case study of the Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros - Unimontes, Brazil, and its relation with some explanations that can be found at specialized literature. Its subject of analysis is the empirical data about the number of people, by gender, enrolled in the entrance examination and that has concluded the course at the university during the period of 1997 and 2006. Since its establishment, the odontology course of Unimontes has been having a higher percentage of women since the number entrance examination or entering, and also that has been concluded it. The analyzed literature source is according to the empirical data from the present case study. It was concluded that the feminization phenomena also occurs in the odontology course of Unimontes.

Keywords : Dentistry; Dental education; Women working; Gender relations; Odontology.

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