Soc 340 Class Notes 2010-9-22

Soc 340 Class Notes 2010-9-22 - 9/22/2010 Notes...

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9/22/2010 Notes Medicalization : The handing over of aspects associated with biology that occur naturally, and handing it over to the medical institution to instead be managed medically. Women's health is largely medicalized in all aspects such as: menopause, childbirth, and menstruation. Some argue that medicalized childbirth brings little improvement according to the infant mortality rates in the U.S. compared to other industrialized countries which do not have medicalized childbirth to such a degree. Mortality : death rates, which can be measured by ALE and infant mortality. Infant mortality: death of an infant before the first year of life. Neo-natal infant mortality: death during the first month Post neo-natal infant mortality: death between first month and year; this rate speaks volumes about society. Child mortality: death after first year but before the 5 th year of life Maternal mortality: death related to pregnancy, during and a small amount of time after Factors impacting these rates: Income, health care centers, age the mother gives birth, and education has huge effects of infant mortality rates. Strong connection between ALE and infant deaths: the higher the ALE, the lower infant
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