Medicine And The Family: A Feminist Perspective (Paperback)

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For centuries, traditional medicine has been infused with a masculine bias, often to the disadvantage of both doctors and patients. This book challenges prevailing views and offers a family-oriented feminist approach to the practice of medicine. Drawing on her 20 years of experience as a family doctor, the author dissects the assumptions underlying current teachings about child and adult development, sexual abuse, the family life cycle, and family systems. She exposes the ways in which women are often ignored, subordinated, or blamed in the modern medical system. For example, she notes that women are often held solely responsible for all problems in their families, including child abuse and battering.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780465008254
ISBN-10: 0465008259
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: October 12th, 1999
Pages: 384
Language: English