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I’ve spoken about female sexual dysfunction as a problematic diagnostic category in lectures: driven by pharmaceutical companies, medicalising the psychological, and reducing a complex nexus of social, psychological and biological factors to an issue in the brain chemistry of individuals. There’s a nice paper here tracing the history of the development of the concept, while also discussing the relationship between feminist critiques and psychiatry/psychoanalysis:
http://hhs.sagepub.com/content/25/4/3.full.pdf

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Written by daijones

October 21, 2012 at 1:11 am

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