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Saturday, July 21 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
Menopause and Uterine Fibroids from an Integrative Historical and Physiological Perspective

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This paper proposes an integrative approach to thinking about menopause and uterine fibroids, drawing on evidence of these questions in medical historical texts of the nineteenth century, looking at cross-cultural comparative anthropological data, and at current biomedical research models of explanation for menopause symptomology and uterine fibroid growth. Triangulating these different perspectives, I propose a view of women's sexual ageing in modernity that takes account of evolutionary, physiological and cultural pressures on female bodies in the shift to industrial lifeways.

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Alison Moore

Alison M. Moore is research and teaching historian at Western Sydney University, specialising in the history of sexuality and medicine. Her work seeks an integrative bio-cultural persective on questions of medical and health history.

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm MDT
Ballroom D