The margins of medicalization: Diversity and context through the case of infertility.

@article{Bell2016TheMO,
  title={The margins of medicalization: Diversity and context through the case of infertility.},
  author={Ann V Bell},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={156},
  pages={39-46}
}
There is a prolific literature on medicalization. While that research highlights numerous effects of the process, it is just beginning to explore medicalization's complexity. In an effort to understand medicalization as a diverse, contextual process, I utilize the case of infertility in the U.S., a highly stratified, medicalized condition. I interviewed 95 individuals among those at the margins of mainstream understandings of reproduction-women of low socioeconomic status, men who were part of… CONTINUE READING
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