Lecture 1 the politics of womens health . Exposes how discourses on medicine and health can perpetuate gender inequities, and how this can be resisted. Exposes the iatrogenic effects of pharmaceutical and medical interventions on women and their families. women. Questions the disconnect between medical/health research and the experiences of. Examines how gender inequity intersects with other forms of oppression (class, Produces knowledge about women"s health that seeks to redress gender inequities. True autonomy when making decisions that concern their. Sees women"s health as including more than biological and reproductive concerns. Advocates for women to have the opportunity to exercise. Locates the experiences of women within broader social, cultural, political and economic contexts. Works towards greater equity in health and health care through activism, consciousness-raising, knowledge production, education, and the development of socially just policies. What is the difference between sex and gender: sex biological differences, gender socially constructed differences. Biological differences need not be socially significant!