biomedicalization of aging

biomedicalization of aging

(bī″ō-mĕd-ĭ-kăl-″ĭ-zā′shŭn)
The treatment of aging as a biological or medical problem that must be combatted or cured.
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Bhasin (2003) argues that people are increasingly treated as objects in the biomedical approach; and given the lack of acknowledgement to wider social or cultural contexts Estes and Binney (1989, 596) conclude that "for the sake of the elderly and for those who will age, the biomedicalization of aging must be resisted".
The biomedicalization of aging: Dangers and dilemmas.
A particularly productive field for researching the medicalization of sexuality in later life might be to bring together work on sexuality with that on the biomedicalization of aging (Estes and Binney 1989; Kaufman, Shim, and Russ 2004), to more adequately map out intersections with the discourses and technologies of "positive aging" and "antiaging" (Kampf and Botelho 2009).
Binney, "The Biomedicalization of Aging: Dangers and Dilemmas," Gerontologist 29, no.
Park, "Physiology and Anatomy are Destiny!?: Brains, Bodies and Exercise in Nineteenth Century American Thought," and Patricia Vertinsky, "Old Age, Gender and Physical Activity: The Biomedicalization of Aging," Journal of Sport History 18 (1991): 31-63, 64-80.