Alyce (thalionhiril) wrote in culturalanthro,
Alyce
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Gender and Medicine

Hi. I suppose first I should introduce myself...my name is Alyce. I'm an undergraduate anthropology student. This semester I'm taking a course 'Intro to Ethnomedicine'...which is fascinating by the way and the professor is amazing. However, one of my friends and I were discussing after class the effect gender plays on beliefs in medicine, specifically ones ability to trust or find validity in more traditional medical practices such as homeopathy or acupuncture.  I was just wondering how people feel about more traditional medical practices, and if you feel your gender has anything to do with this. Also, I'm doing a project later this semester on the midwifery and birthing practices of the Inuit. So if anyone knows of any resources, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.
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