HLTA02H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Menopause, Medicalization

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Pros and cons of medicalization (-) the notion that women tend to individualize and depoliticize their problems. Hence they blame themselves and avoid social or medical answers or causes (-) attributes everything to biological means (-) the belief that if women deviate from their womanly duties they are at higher rest of getting sick. Confines women in gender roles (+) has brought light upon many womanly hindrances and problems. Like menopause and pms (+) removes stigma and moral responsibility. Like being obese or a drinker doesn"t necessary mean you"re a bad person, could be biological. Bodywork: effort expend on appearance like working out, cosmetics, and clothing. Demedicalization: the removal of a condition or activity from the category of disease, at with point the medical profession no longer has the sole responsibility of defining and treating it. Medicalization: the process that defines a condition or activity as a disease or an illness, where medical professions believe should defined and treated.

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