health experts, and anthropologists
(among others) have pointed to a prevalence of gender, class, race, age,
and ethnic bias in biomedical research and the specific ways in which
knowledges about bodies are created and reproduced in biomedicine.
In the 19th century, when the long-standing
idea of women’s inferiority was brought into question more …
Recently, a number of news outlets reported the results of a new research study on the correlation between hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer. The study analyzed data from several Danish national health registers, following 1.8 million women between 15 and 49 years of age. Previous studies of breast-cancer risk among women who use hormonal contraceptives reported inconsistent findings – from …