THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEX AND GENDER INTO FEMALE SPECIFIC MEDICINE By Stephanie Tran.
Post on 16-Jan-2016
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