Biomedicalization: Technoscientific Transformations of Health, Illness, and U.S. Biomedicine
Biomedicalization describes the increasingly complex, multisited, multidirectional processes of medicalization, both extended and reconstituted through the new social forms of highly technoscientific biomedicine.
Queering Reproduction: Achieving Pregnancy in the Age of Technoscience
- L. Mamo
Originally developed to help heterosexual couples, fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization and sperm donation have provided lesbians with new methods for achieving pregnancy during the…
Biomedicalization : technoscience, health, and illness in the U.S.
This book discusses the Technoscientific Transformations of Health, Illness, and U.S. Biomedicalization in the United States, 1890-Present, and the role of medicine, science, and technology in this transformation.
HIV risk behaviours among male-to-female transgenders in comparison with homosexual or bisexual males and heterosexual females.
Transgendered females engaged in riskier behaviours than the other groups in terms of the number of sex partners in the past 30 days and the past six months, commercial sex activities, and having a steady sex partner who injected drugs.
Realizing Reproductive Health Equity Needs More Than Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC).
The increased use of long-acting reversible contraception specifically the intrauterine device and the implant should be considered "first-line contraceptive choices" for adolescents and young adults according to the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation.
Potency in All the Right Places: Viagra as a Technology of the Gendered Body
New pharmacological therapies, often dubbed `lifestyle drugs', demonstrate the enactment of yet another interface between technologies and bodies that promises a re-fashioning of the body with…
Biomedicalization: A Theoretical and Substantive Introduction
Scripting the Body: Pharmaceuticals and the (Re)Making of Menstruation
This article provides an analysis of the 2003–4 marketing campaigns for Seasonale, the first extended‐cycle oral contraceptive drug designed to suppress women's and girls' monthly menstruation.…
Queering the Fertility Clinic
- L. Mamo
- SociologyJournal of Medical Humanities
- 6 March 2013
The author argues that “patient” activism through web 2.0 coupled with a largely unregulated free-market of assisted reproduction has included various queer identities as “parents-in-waiting” that raise a set of ethical tensions regarding how to be accountable to the many people implicated in this supply and demand industry.
The Nurse Clinical Trial Coordinator: Benefits and Drawbacks of the Role
Interview data is drawn on to consider a position nurses are occupying within biomedicine, that of the nurse clinical trial coordinator, and reveals that nurses identify three aspects of the position—social relations, the acquisition of skills and knowledge, and work and control—as having both advantages and disadvantages over other work roles within nursing.