Sex Roles (2017) 77:135–136 DOI 10.1007/s11199-017-0783-6 BOOK REVIEW The Wrong Prescription for Women: How Medicine and Media Create a BNeed^ for Treatments, Drugs, and Surgery. Edited by Maureen C. McHugh and Joan C. Chrisler, Santa Barbara, CA, Praeger, 2015. 275 pp. $58.00 (cloth). ISBN: 978-1-4408-3176-8 Heather Elise Dillaway Published online: 9 May 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Feminist scholars in particular have spent considerable time along with the order and substance of authors’ chapters, it be- theorizing and analyzing the ways in which biomedicine and comes clear that women face medicalization across the life the media define and treat women’s bodies, and McHugh and course, and not only within their reproductive experiences but Chrisler plant The Wrong Prescription for Women firmly with- also as they confront appearance norms and emotional well-being. The wide variety of chapters in this edited volume in this tradition. At first glance, then, this volume is just an- other easy-to-read, descriptive collection of chapters on the appropriately emphasizes how it is primarily and continually negative effects of medicalization on women’s health and women’s bodies and women’s emotions—not men’s—that are women’s bodies. However, as good social scientists and expe- defined as pathological and in
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