WOMENSTD 342 - Special Topics in Gender and Health
Section: 001 Putting Women's Bodies at the Center of Science
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Advisory Prerequisites:
WOMENSTD 220 or 240.
Other Course Info:
(Gender and Health).
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will examine the problems of the current technologies designed by scientists to enable women to have control over their reproductive capacities. The problematic technologies are a direct result of women’s ideas and voices being excluded at the very concept of the scientific project. The new technologies being developed will be examined e.g., microbicides, the female condom, cervical protection. One important research question will also be investigated. Is the vagina studied only as a vehicle for sexual intercourse and child birth or is it studied beyond this function? This is a critical question when one puts women’s bodies at the center of science.

WOMENSTD 342 - Special Topics in Gender and Health
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001 (SEM)
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with CAAS 358-003
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