Category: W5 Activity

Obesity

Medicalization is defined as the control over the body and behavior through medical interventions and bio medicalization is the enhancement or improvement of the body and behaviors through medical interventions. This makes sense in terms of obesity because our actions…

Erectile Dysfunction

The role of medication in western medicine is huge. We medicate for almost every problem or illness that arises. We use medicine to fix virtually any issue we have with our bodies from pains, to aches, to cosmetic, to deathly…

Obesity

For this week, the condition that I chose to analyze is obesity. Obesity is heavily medicalized in today’s culture as well as biomedicalized. From lecture we learned the differences between these two trends. Medicalization is the control over the bodies…

Depression

I was just talking about the role of medications with the doctors I work with. We were talking about how people want a pill for everything and how they want their body to be 100% and if it isn’t they…

Depression

The condition I chose to analyze for this week’s post is depression. In today’s society and culture, depression is especially medicalized as well as biomedicalized in various ways. I have always questioned medicine and prescriptions in the world today. Medicine is…

Wrinkles

Medicalization is the control over bodies and behaviors though medical interventions.  This began when penicillin was introduced around 1950.  People began to view medications as magic bullets that keep the body intact, but allow for destruction of sickness.  The mass…

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…

Depression

Medicalization is defined as the control over bodies through medical interventions while biomedicalization is defined as the enhancement of bodies through medical intervention. Medicine has become so important in our culture that when we get the slightest headache or even…

Obesity

I have choose to talk about obesity but before I go into the specific medications, either defined as medicalization or biomedicalization I wanted to make it clear what each of these categories are. In lecture medicalization was defined as the control…

erectile dysfunction

Medications over the last 20 years or so have been playing a major role in American society. We as American citizens are gradually becoming more medicated for more and more things that were unheard of ten to fifteen years ago….