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Unformatted text preview: Gender & Women Studies Lecture 5 16:56 National Institute of Health (2009) 1 in 10,000 to 18,000 children are born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia 1 in 20,000 are born with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome Intersex society of North America (2008) In the US roughly 1 out of 1500-2000 births are medically defined as intersexuals Around 4 million births a year! Critically important to recognize: Women do not constitute a homogeneous group Womens diversity (race, ethnicity, age, ability/disability, socio-economic class, education, gender identity , sexual orientation, etc.) must be taken into account To fully understand the concept of women and health, we must recognize that health- related practice consists of six functions: Health promotion Disease prevention Early disease detection Disease treatment Rehabilitation Support and palliation (when there is really no known solution, what is the best way to...
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