Lecture 6 - Gender&WomenStudies Lecture6 17:07...

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Lecture 6 17:07 This means that: Normal healthy physiological events in females lives get defined as medical conditions Sdkfj Sdf When money and health come together: Some women will get medical treatment that they do NOT NEED Some women will NOT get what the NEED Most medicines and medical procedures used as “one size fits all” have some side  effects  Lessons From the Past and Present Thalidomide:  given to pregnant women (1950s) to relieve morning sickness Was tested in animals and was proven to be safe Lesson: Major congenital malformation in approximately 10,000 babies in 46 countries  DES (Diethylstilbestrol):  Given to pregnant women (1940s-1960s) to prevent  miscarriage, promote healthy pregnancies (Sloane 287-292) Lesson: Some of the daughters exposed as fetuses developed a very rare and lethal form of  vaginal cancer in their late teens or twenties  Dalkon Shield IUD:  To prevent pregnancy (1970s).  Very aggressive marketing  campaign Lesson: 200,000 American women testified that they were injured (Sloane 443-444) Associated with a very high rate of PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) Increase rate of infertility
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course GWS 103 taught by Professor Aronselly during the Spring '11 term at Wisconsin.

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