Ivan Illich’s Theory of Imperial Medicalisation

Ivan Illich theorised that medicalisation in the western world has created more harm than good. View how Illich’s theory has pervaded women’s lives with the continuing articles throughout their life course. By Sarah Lea and Kelsey Watts.


Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery

Kelsey Watts explores how beauty and body image is medicalised in contemporary society,


A look at the menopause and its relationship with the medical industry. By Bijoux Mbuta.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Sarah Lea investigates the ways medicalisation has either dominated or neglected pregnancy and childbirth.

Conclusion and Bibliography

An overview of Illichs theory and how it has affected women during their life course. Including a reference list of all sources used within the blog.