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  • Emily Martin The Woman In The Body Analysis

    The woman in the body by Emily Martin attempts to find truth about how women perceive themselves and particular life changes as well as how pervasive medical explanations are in our society. The author investigates women’s experience with puberty, childbirth, menstruation, and menopause through interviews with 165 white and black women of different socioeconomic classes and ages. The author also works with medical models. Emily Martin is successful in explaining how cultural assumptions underlie individual’s perception of the body. A result of this is that normal biological processes are often defined in negative terms. For example, menstruation is referred to as a production system that has failed while menopause is depicted by a form of breakdown in a system of authority whose production yields waste. Thus, women’s bodies are viewed as a failed production system influenced only by the production of a child. There are various cultural assumptions that medical specialists and ordinary women make about the nature of women and the body. According to the text, the terms used to describe the monthly flow are overtly negative medically. The author dubs the failed production model depicting the failure of the egg to fertilize, resulting in the death of the tissue when the outer uterine layer is expelled or shed (Martin, 2001). Often, women anticipate menstruation gladly as a sign both of the lack of pregnancy and fertility. When interviewing women on their feelings, the author…

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  • Causes Of Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a disorder in which the endometrium, the tissue that normally resides in the uterus, grows outside of the uterus. The endometrial implant typically grows on the the outer walls of the uterus, the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, the intestines, or the tissue lining the pelvis. Rarely, the endometrial tissue spreads beyond the pelvic region. Despite being outside the uterus, the endometrial tissue behaves as it would normally, meaning that it thickens, breaks down, and bleeds with…

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  • Menstruation In Women

    Description of the issue and its relevance to Women’s and Gender Studies Every month, the female body undergoes a process called menstruation. Menstruation is when the lining of the uterine wall sheds, leaving the body through the vagina in the form of blood and often clumps of tissue. This is how the body prepares for ovulation, which is when a woman is most fertile. Though this is a normal experience for women, there is a lot of issues surrounding menstruation. It is often viewed as…

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  • Why Is Menstruation Important?

    Ever since women can remember, menstruation has played a large part in daily life. Without menstruation, there would not be human life or living beings. Despite menstruation being a real life thing that happens to almost all women, it is still a taboo topic, that even today, is still not talked about in public or out loud between others because it is one of those “off limit topics,” but my question is why? Why is something so sacred and natural, so off topic and unspoken about? Why are men and…

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  • Endometriosis: Diagnostic Debated Pathogenesis

    Endometriosis is a debilitating and painful disease estimated to occur in 50% of women seeking treatment for pain and infertility (Prince & Thomas, 2015). Despite its prevalence, there is a significant diagnostic delay associated with endometriosis; the length of time between the first presentation of symptoms to the actual diagnosis averages 6 to 11 years (Yates, 2015). This diagnostic delay stems from widely debated pathogenesis, varied presentation, and standard methods of diagnosis (Prince &…

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  • Endometriosis Research Paper

    two different kinds of surgery you could have, which are laparoscopic surgery or electrosurgery. Laparoscopic surgery uses a video camera and thin tubes inserted into small cuts on the body to repair or remove tissue. Electrosurgery uses electric currents to cut tissue and control bleeding during surgery. The medical procedures that could take place include cauterization, ablation, electrocoagulation, or endometrial ablation. Cauterization involves burning body tissue to either remove a part of…

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  • Heifer Case Study

    The heifer assigned, #293, did not show any behavioural indications of heat. The results were limited as the animals had just been fed and were eating during observation, therefore overshadowing any possible signs of heat. If in heat, the heifer would have been exhibiting more signs earlier in the morning, rather than late morning as it was during observation. The cells which were swabbed from her vagina and prepared on a slide were identified as superficial cells when compared to the sheets in…

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  • Essay On Menstrual Cycle

    The purpose of my project is to educate young women about the menstrual cycle and proper hygiene in both developed and third world countries through an interactive presentation because, on average 52% of the female population is reproductive and many are not aware of what is actually going on in their bodies (SSW). I’m proposing this because there are so many women, young and old that do not understand what their body is doing when they get older, nor do they know what to do or how to react…

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  • Endometrial Hyperplasia Research Paper

    menstrual bleeding. It is defined as a condition of excessive proliferation of endometrial glands relative to the stroma, resulting in increased gland to stroma ratio. It is a noninvasive uterine wall proliferation but patients with endometrial hyperplasia have an increased risk of developing endometrial cancer. Endometrium is the innermost layer of the uterine wall and is composed of a outer functional layer and a inner basal layer. The endometrium is lined by ciliated columnar epithelial cells…

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  • Glucagon Vs Insulin

    urination (dysuria), frequent urination, and blood in the urine. 4b The scrotum is a sac of skin that suspends outside the abdominopelvic cavity of a male. Inside the scrotum is the testes. One function of the testes is the production of sperm, spermatogenesis. For spermatogenesis to occur, it is crucial that the scrotum holds the testes because viable sperm cannot be produced at body temperature. Instead, the scrotum allows a decrease in temperature that promotes the production of viable…

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