Category: W5 Activity

Acne

The role of medication has become a popular and seemingly necessary for life in western society. Americans rely on medications to solve their medical problems no matter how minor. Medicalization is the control over bodies and behaviors through medical interventions….

Erectile Dysfunction

The role that medications have taken in American society has been on the incline every since the production of antibiotics. Medicalization is thought of as the control over bodies and behaviors through medical interventions. This idea of medicalization was used…

Digestive Disorders

According to lecture 5.2, in American Culture Medicalization (1950-1985) can be described as the control over bodies and behaviors through medical interventions whereas Biomedicalization (1985-present) is defined as the enhancement of bodies and behaviors through medical intervention. Penicillin is possibly…

Week 5: Activity Post Prompt

Title: Pick a condition that you feel is heavily medicalized or biomedicalized in our society (e.g. “Obesity”) Body: (300 words) Describe the role of medications in American society in the contexts of medicalization and biomedicalization? What does it say about…