Posts by: rogersf1

FGM in the Sudan

A global health problem in a specific area, the Sudan, is female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is where all external and internal sexual organs are removed without correct medical procedures. The individuals who do this are the traditional midwifery assistants…

Public Health

An area of applied medical anthropology that I want to investigate further is public health. To me, this topic is very important. People all over the world depend on the information brought to them by people and organizations like the…

Insomnia

The roles of medications in American society have been on the rise and will continue to be so ever since scientists figured out that different compounds put together can make new and useful things. Medicalization (1950 – 1985) has control…

Male/Female

When we discuss the “culture of biomedicine” we are explaining health in many terms of biology and emphasizing the importance of learning about body structures and systems in order to treat diseases and maintain health through institutional history, language, and…

Postpartum Depression

The medical condition I chose to explain was Postpartum Depression (PPD) in females. This condition is one that affects eleven percent to forty-two percent of women globally after childbirth. Symptoms for postpartum depression include fatigue, sadness, exhaustion, avoidance, irritability, anxiety,…

I have Narcolepsy

I chose to watch True Life: I have Narcolepsy. This episode was about two girls, one named Julie (diagnosed four months ago) and Katy (diagnosed ten years ago) who both struggle with Narcolepsy and Cataplexy. Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder…

Clown Doctors in NYC

I chose the article “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine.” This article discusses the similarities of clowns in New York City Hospitals and the non-western healers, known as Shamans. These individuals work in special ways to heal and help…