WSTA01H3 Lecture Notes - Complications Of Pregnancy

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The body in opposition to the soul. Woman associated with the body; man linked with the mind. The body represents the animal side of human existence; desires. Since the 19th century: discourses of science and medicine. Exclusion of women from the field of medicine. Body functions such as menstruation was seen as a disease; define health as the access of disease. A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity . The definition implies and directly forms and shapes health issues. Gender is a primary factor in health related behaviors. Ex. historically it was men who took all the health related risks; boxing, boys don"t go to doctors, many men ignore health issues and don"t complain. Women take far fewer risks, take better acre of their health, see doctors, talk about their problems with people, exercise; Women get sicker but men die quicker. Gender as a primary factor in health-related behavior.

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