Part 1 - Women's health movement Women's health movement...

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Women’s health movement 17:16 Women’s health movement claims Use health services more frequently than men Are more likely to be treated for a mental disorder after 35 Access the heath system very differently (diagnosing gender disparities) Are socialized in a male defined discipline (sexism in women’s medical care” Current concerns of the women’s ’s health movement Used to be just to become familiar with our bodies Tendency to treat  ’s social/ emotional problems as medial problems Emphasis on  ’s reproductive role Trivialization of  ’s common health concern Emphasis on treatment rather than prevention Late disease detection Failure to provide  the information to make informed choices “medicalization” of normal body events “women” is a diverse and complex category “medicalization identify a condition and treat it as a disease or problem fix it with a drug, surgery, intervention, technology one size fits all
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normal healthy physiological events in  ’s lives get defined as a medial condition to be  “fixed” natural body functions are ot promoted social economic and palatal issues related to  ’s heath get ignored or dismissed when money and health come together:  some  ♀ will get medial treatment they do not need some  ♀ will not get what they need medicines and medical procedures save lives, but when they use “one size first all have  some side effects and consequences women do not conform a unique and uniform category how does this diversity translate into “health?” access to the HCS into treatments into outcomes how does this diversity affect the role of the patient and the role of the HCS? What are the barriers and different categories of women to…. Heath promotion Disease prevention Early disease detection Diseases treatment Rehabilitation support and palliation
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70’s, poor African Americans, Latinas and American Indians women were forced to  undergo sterilization today, these groups are still more likely to be encouraged to use long term hormonal  contraception paid to insert but not excerpt diabetes is 70% higher among African Americans and nearly 100% higher among  Hispanics then Caucasians (heath disparities) incidents of breast cancer is higher in white women, but black women and Latinas have  higher mortalities rates (American cancer society) life expectancy for white women is 80 for black women 74.8 what about different categories of women lesbians, transsexuals, intersexual rural women women with disabilities immigrant women undocumented immigrant women very young women  very old women what about a women with an intersection of identities? Mythical norm
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course GEN&WS 103 taught by Professor Aracelialonso during the Fall '11 term at University of Wisconsin.

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