Contemporary Women's Health


We identify and study a broad range of health issues that are either unique to women or of special importance to women. The roles that women play as both providers and consumers of health care in the United States will be examined. The interface of gender, race, and class and their impact on an individual's access to and experience in the health care system will be central concerns. Topics are wide-ranging and include discussions of breast cancer, mental health, cardiovascular disease in women, women and eating (from anorexia to obesity), reproductive issues (from menstruation to fertility to menopause), as well as the politics of women's health, gender differences in health status, the effect of employment on health, the history of women's health research. Waitlists controlled by Department; priority given to WGSS majors. Enrollment capped at 20.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS SSC; AS SD I; FA SSC; AR SSC; CFH MH; AS SC

Section 01

Contemporary Women's Health - 01
INSTRUCTOR: Baumgartner
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