Women's Bodies: A Social History of Women's Encounter with Health, Ill-Health and Medicine, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Women's Bodies

A Social History of Women's Encounter with Health, Ill-Health and Medicine, 1st Edition

By Edward Shorter

Routledge

414 pages

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What has been the source of women's oppression by men? Shorter argues that women were victimized by their own bodies. Exploring five centuries of medical records and folklore from Europe and the US, he shows how pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecological disease have kept women in positions of social

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED035000
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery