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Desayuno de trabajo con la Dra. Lyn Boyd Judson

04/06/2015

La Dra. Boyd Judson visitó España por primera vez la pasada semana para iniciar una conversación sobre la salud de las mujeres a nivel global.

El pasado viernes tuvimos el honor de reunirnos con la Doctora Lyn Boyd Judson en la Universidad de Oviedo. La Doctora Judson es la directora del USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics en la University of Southern California (EE.UU). Esta fue su primera visita a España, que fue posible gracias a la Organización Fullbright, y tenía como intención presentar su último trabajo, 'Women’s Global Health: State Policies and International Norms', que ha co-editado con Patrick James y que se encuentra actualmente bajo revisión en Vanderbilt University Press.

Lyn Boyd Judson, Ph.D is the director of the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics at the University of Southern California (USA). She visited Spain for the first time thanks to the Fullbright organization, and her visit to the University of Oviedo was aimed at presenting her latest book Women’s Global Health: State Policies and International Norms, co-edited with Patrick James and currently under review at Vanderbilt University Press. At the University of Oviedo, she met with a group of professors, and post-graduate students to discuss women’s health, the medicalisation of the female body, and the production of health by women.

 

In Women’s Global Health: State Policies and International Norms Judson has compiled case studies from all over the world about women’s health, and the responsibility the state has in creating a discourse that both defines and limits an agenda: ‘What is women’s health?’. She also highlighted the role morality and religion play in everyday decisions about their health, and how the patriarchal construction of medicine can lead to gender-biased discourses at both miro and micro levels.