Medicalization of Sex (podcasts)

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Rabble.ca
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Podcast series of radio documentaries that arose from the Medicalization of Sex conference that took place in Vancouver in April 2011. The three podcasts explore the way in which sex has been positioned in popular culture, in medical discourse and in the news media, as something that is not simply healthy at times, but as necessary in the maintenance of good health. It looks at how this kind of discourse affects how women view their own sexuality, how it plays into compulsory sexuality, and asks: Is sex necessarily "healthy"?

The three parts are:
Part one: Sex for health
Part two: The trouble with female genitalia
Part three: Barbara Marshall -- 'Sexualizing the Third Age

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