16:00 – 18:00 Medicalization of Female Sexual Desire
HIW Kardinaal Mercierzaal
You’re all welcome on this lecture given by Jacob Stegenga from the University of Cambridge. Medicalization of Female Sexual Desire fits in the serie ‘Understanding health beyond the medical gaze’.
Medicalisation is a social phenomenon in which conditions that were once under legal, religious, personal or other jurisdictions are brought into the domain of medical authority. Low sexual desire in females has been medicalised, pathologised as a disease, and intervened upon with a range of pharmaceuticals. There are two polarised positions on the medicalisation of low female sexual desire: I call these the mainstream view and the critical view. In the full version of the paper I assess important arguments from both positions; here I focus on the arguments for the critical view. Dividing the two positions are opposing models of the aetiology of low female sexual desire. I conclude by suggesting that the balance of arguments supports a modest defence of the critical view regarding the medicalisation of low female sexual desire.
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21:00 – 00:00 Fakbar
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12:00 – 14:00 Breadmeal
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