The Wrong Prescription for Women: How Medicine and Media Create a

The Wrong Prescription for Women: How Medicine and Media Create a "Need" for Treatments, Drugs, and Surgery: How Medicine and Media Create a "Need" for Treatments, Drugs, and Surgery

by Maureen C. McHugh, Joan C. Chrisler

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440831775
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 292
File size: 629 KB

About the Author

Maureen C. McHugh, PhD, teaches gender and diversity at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).

Joan C. Chrisler, PhD, is the Class of 1943 Professor of Psychology at Connecticut College.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword Michele A. Paludi ix

Foreword Paula J. Caplan xi

Introduction: The Medicalization of Women's Bodies and Everyday Experience Maureen C. McHugh Joan C. Chrisler 1

1 Pregnancy and Birth as a Medical Crisis Ruthbeth D. Finerman Adriane M. F. Sanders Lynda M. Sagrestano 17

2 (Re)Productive Disorders: The Expanding Marketplace of Infertility Medicine Emily Breitkopf Lisa R. Rubin 37

3 The Medicalization of the Menstrual Cycle: Menstruation as a Disorder Jessica Barnack-Tavlaris 61

4 The Medicalization of Women's Moods: Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Joan C. Chrisler Jennifer A. Gorman 77

5 Menopause: Deficiency Disease or Normal Reproductive Transition? Heather Dillaway 99

6 Menopause and Sexuality: Resisting Representations of the Abject Asexual Woman Jane M. Ussher Janette Perz Chloe Parton 123

7 Women's Sexual Problems: Is There a Pill for That? Leonore Tiefer 147

8 The Thin Ideal: A "Wrong Prescription" Sold to Many and Achievable by Few Mindy J. Erchull 161

9 From Fat Shaming to Size Acceptance: Challenging the Medical Management of Fat Women Ashley E. Kasardo Maureen C. McHugh 179

10 Medicalizing Women's Weight; Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Drugs Julie Konik Christine A. Smith 203

11 Can Women's Body Image Be "Fixed"? Women's Bodies, Well-Being, and Cosmetic Surgery Charlotte N. Markey Patrick M. Markey 221

12 Women's Loss of Self through Antidepressants: The Depression Diagnosis as a Form of Social Control Alisha Ali 239

13 Mourning Matters: Women and the Medicalization of Grief Leeat Granek 257

Index 277

About the Editors and Contributors 287

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