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