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Title: Reimagining “The Career Woman’s Disease”: An Analysis of the Impact of Productivity on Endometriosis Care and Patient Experience
Authors: Headley, Lydia
Advisors: Davis, Elizabeth
Department: Anthropology
Certificate Program: Global Health and Health Policy Program
Class Year: 2021
Abstract: Current research and literature on endometriosis focus on reducing diagnostic delays, improving treatment, and understanding the pathological expression of this illness. This past research and it’s focuses fail to consider the impact of a culture that prioritizes productivity and individuality on the measurements that it collects. My research, in contrast, serves to show that to fully consider and address these goals in American society, consideration must be given to the underlying cultural determinants of behavior in both medical and social spheres that influence patients and physicians during this process. Researchers and physicians must understand this impact in order to adequately understand and address the suffering of those living with this disease, without further victimizing these women.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en
Appears in Collections:Anthropology, 1961-2023
Global Health and Health Policy Program, 2017-2023

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