WS 103 - Exam 1 - If Men Could Menstruate: "The...

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If Men Could Menstruate: “The characteristics of the powerful, whatever they may be, are thought to be better than the characteristics of the powerless – and logic has nothing to do with it.” 3 Facts: 1) Black infants are almost 2.5 times more likely as white infants to die before age one. – Undivided Rights -Disparities in pre-natal and post-natal care 2) Latinas are the least likely of any group to have access to regular healthcare or health insurance coverage. – Undivided Rights -US healthcare system – most expensive in the world with low-level government spending 3) Latinas have among the highest rates of Chlamydia, gonorrhea and HPV. – Undivided Rights -Lack of knowledge of STDS and prevention (against birth control) Q: If a bladder infection goes untreated, what is a more serious complication involving the kidneys? A: Pyelonephritis Disparities/Inequalities in Health for Women -In 1990, National Institute of Health (NIH) spent only 13% of budget on women’s health research. -Having more women in medicine may not necessarily help because they would be socialized possible with the same sexist ideas. Pro: Women comprise 50 percent of the population, pediatrics have a specific specialty. Diagnoses are based on clinical trials with men, not women. Women’s health
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course WOMENS STU 103 taught by Professor Worchestor during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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WS 103 - Exam 1 - If Men Could Menstruate: "The...

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