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Department
Health Studies
Course
HLTC02H3
Professor
Toba Bryant
Semester
Winter

Description
More Than Age and Biology: Overhauling Lifespan Approaches to Women’s Health Chapter 2 - Persistent conflation of women’s health with reproductive and gynecological health - Need to better document, comprehend, and respond to specific challenges and contributing factors that influence girls’ and women’s lives from birth to death - Lifespan approach does have potientail to reveal unexamined aspects of womens health. However there are a lot of conceptual shortcomings that nheed to be overocome, especially b.c it has a narrow approach - An alternative more flexible and fluid framework than life span approaches is needed. - Intersections among various social categories should be recognized and fully integrated for any lifespan framework to be inclusive. Theoretical Background - Life span perspective emerged in 60s - Implies that human life is primarily structured by age - Ppl have different roles and experiences as they progress from birth to death - There is a lot of heterogeneity among people in the same stage of life. (stress, access to resources, biological vulnerability, etc. ) - Lifespan approach to womens health intends to expand notions of health beyond reproductive years for pre adolescence and beyond menopause - Compared to men, women have different life spans and patterns of illness - Evolution of the LifeSpan Approach - Emphasis on the totality of women’s lives came with aging baby boom generation - The health of girls and women is affected by developmental, physiological, and psychological age. - Health Canada has even recognized that more emphasis has to be placed on health across life stages - Lifespan Framework: Current Practices and Proposed Reform - Biomedical hegemony o Lifespan approaches assume biomedical/behavioural changes are the best to address health issues o Primarily focus on life stage (adolescence, midlife, later years) or organ systems (reproductive health), or disease (breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, etc. ) o This simplistic focus glosses over other contributing factors - Conceptualization of Life Stages o Often used life stages (fetal life, childhood, adolescence, early adult life, midl life, and later adult life) o Organize around reproductive health (pre reproduction and menopause) o Fetal life and child hood—looking at effects of drugs/environmental agents on fetus, critical stress po
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