Category: W5 Activity

Low Testosterone

American society is focused on being young and fit and we have a lot of medications that promise to keep us that way. Many of the changes that are part of aging are now seen as diseases in themselves instead…

Type 2 Diabetes

Medications obviously play a vital role in medicalization and biomedicalization. Looking at the example of penicillin in the lecture is just one example of their role in medicalization. As the example showed, penicillin was able to help soldiers that were…

W5 Activity Post Prompt

Title: Pick a condition that you feel is heavily medicalized or biomedicalized in our society (e.g. obesity, alcoholism, ADHD, erectile dysfunction, etc) Body: (300 words) Describe the role of medications in American society in the contexts of medicalization and biomedicalization?…