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WGST 3606 Women and the Medical System: A Feminist Perspective

3 hours; 3 credits

Modern medical systems and women's place as medical workers and consumers of medical services. History of women healers and health workers. Influences of race, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation on illness and treatment of women. Politics of contraception, sterilization, abortion, and childbirth. Self-help care movement. This course is the same as Health and Nutrition Sciences 2180.

Prerequisite: Women's and Gender Studies 1001 [12]; or Health and Nutrition Sciences 6.1; or permission of the program coordinator.


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