Posts by: mehtana2

Sexual Health In India

Growing up in an Indian culture, I am aware of why there are so many problems regarding sexual health in India on a first hand basis. Although I grew up in America, one of the main differences I noticed growing…

Global Health

Global health is becoming an increasingly important field as the world continues to become more and more connected. In this day and age, distant┬áregions of the world are connected in more ways than ever before. As technology advances and the…

Menstruation

While our society, culture, and industry rapidly changed throughout the 20th century, medicine and its impact on culture rapidly changed as well. As the influence of medicine grew throughout the century and into the 21st century, the prominence of medications…

Male/Female

The “culture of biomedicine” is very prominent in American culture. It describes the big influence that western medicine, also called biomedicine (because it is based off of biological factors) has in our society. It includes the authority we give to…

I Have Social Anxiety

15 millions Americans suffer from social anxiety, which is a feeling of overwhelming paranoia and distress when engaging in┬átypical, every day social interactions that normally wouldn’t be a problem. I believe this is a medical condition because anxiety definitely is,…

Male Post-Partum Depression

The phenomenon of postpartum depression in males is not a very well known condition, especially not as much as postpartum depression in females. However it does occur, and the experience can be just as bad, if not worse. Postpartum depression…

Obesity in The United States

Obesity is a relatively recent and ongoing epidemic in the United States. In many parts of the world, one thing America is stereotyped for is having many obese people. This is a great example of a culture bound syndrome, because…

Becoming American

I did not do very well on the Health Equity quiz, so I was surprised by many of the statistics I read! I was extremely surprised to learn that white neighborhoods in Los Angelos have 19 times more green space…

Breast Cancer Among Indian Women

As discussed in the lectures of this week, many health professionals have explained the prevalence of certain biological disparities between different groups as a result of differences in race. While there is no definitive biological difference between the human races,…