SOSC 1185 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Medicalization, Intersectionality, Androcentrism

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Gendered bodies: health: conducting a gba of health care and women"s health: Mitchison argues that there are links or relationships between ideas about bodies, medicine & wider culture and actual practices regarding health care. Hint: this connects to current idea of social determinants of health. Be sure to consider the impact on women"s health. The primary factors that shape the health of canadians are not medical treatments or lifestyle choices but rather the living conditions they experience. These conditions have come to be known as the social determinants of health. Contrary to the assumption that canadians have personal control over these factors, in most cases these living conditions are for better or worse imposed upon us by social, structural factors. 3: emphasis on medical control over women"s emotions. Check out the history/herstory of diagnosis & treatment of hysteria, which in terms of european history, dates back to plato.

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