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Chapter 13

HLTB03 - Chapter 13

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Michelle Silver

Chapter 13 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. Also introduces sympathy and send for treatment Bodywork: effort expend on appearance like working out, cosmetics, and clothing. Caused by visual media and consumer culture. Demedicalization: the removal of a condition or activity from the category of disease, at with point the medical profession no longer has the sole responsi
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