‘When Ovaries Retire’: Contrasting Women’s Experiences with Feminist and Medical Models of Menopause

@article{Goldstein2000WhenOR,
  title={‘When Ovaries Retire’: Contrasting Women’s Experiences with Feminist and Medical Models of Menopause},
  author={D. Goldstein},
  journal={Health:},
  year={2000},
  volume={4},
  pages={309 - 323}
}
Western biomedical paradigms tend to treat health as the absence of disease and the appropriate functioning of biologic and psychophysiologic processes in the individual. Non-biomedical or lay concepts of health often focus on ability to function, or on social or spiritual well-being evidenced by physical fitness, energy, vitality, absence of pain, feeling healthy and the ability to maintain social relationships (Calnan, 1987). Differences between biomedical and lay concepts of health and… Expand
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