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How Factors like 1800’s Gender Expectations, Misconceptions, and Moral Traditions Shaped US Women’s Reproductive Medical Care

Abstract In the last 200 years, advancements in science and technology have made understanding female sexual function and the female body more feasible; however, many women throughout the US still lack fundamental understanding of the reproductive system in the twenty-first century. Many factors contribute to the lack of knowledge and misconceptions that women still have. Discussing sexual health tends to make some people uncomfortable and this study aims to investigate what aspects of somewhat recent US history in women’s health care may have led to that discomfort. This thesis examines the question: what are some of the factors that shaped women’s reproductive medicine in the US from the mid 1800s and throughout the 1900s and what influence could ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Horwitz, Rainey (Author) / Maienschein, Jane (Advisor) / Hurlbut, Ben (Committee member) / Ellison, Karin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Medical ethics / Sexuality / Science history / gender / reproductive medicine / sex / sexual education / Victorian medicine / women's health
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 88 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Biology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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