Discourse - The Gendered Ovary: Whole Body Effects of Oophorectomy

Gillian Einstein, April S. Au, Jason Klemensberg, Elizabeth M. Shin, Nicole Pun

Abstract


Since oophorectomy in healthy women predates the commercialization of BRCA mutations screens, genomics cannot explain entirely why physicians and cancer specialists recommend this procedure for women at risk. Rather, one must situate the development of reproductive cancer genomics within a broader sociocultural context in which researchers bring to bear habits of mind about women, reproduction and motherhood.

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