THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEX AND GENDER INTO FEMALE SPECIFIC MEDICINE By Stephanie Tran.

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  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEX AND GENDER INTO FEMALE SPECIFIC MEDICINEBy Stephanie Tran

  • ONE-SEX MODEL TWO-SEX MODELThomas LaqueurHistorical analysis of sex model shiftAnatomical to chemicalWas there truly a one-sex model as described by Laqueur?

  • ENDOCRINOLOGYBoth normative sexes have the others sex hormones present in the bodySex endocrinology & one-sex theoryDouble negative: Menstruation eliminated using hormonal therapy = double negativeCreates universal identities

  • MARGINALIZATION IN MEDICINEMainstream hormonal therapy: contraceptionUnequal access to services and education 1997 Survey of chronically homeless women in Los AngelesHighlights race and class issuesUnique situation and problems of a marginalized group

  • CONCLUSIONScience is only how, not whyContemporary reliance on endocrinology for therapy promotes hyperfeminity, but the effects mimic the one-sex modelThe one sex is maleNon-ideal women cannot obtain the proper femininity because of lack of privilege

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