By Judith A. Lewis

Ancient, sociocultural, mental, and biophysiological points of women's improvement.

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Page 18 2 The Traditional Model of Women's Growth and Development: A Deficiency Theory Judith Bernstein Judith A.  . Marge Piercy, ''Right to Life" Judeo-Christian and Islamic societies are founded on a woman's creation myth that has had profound implications for the status of women in society, the conceptualization of normative standards for women, and modern approaches to their health care. Eve was born of Adam's rib, a part, not the whole, and a nonvital organ at that, unconnected to heart or brain.

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If they are on their own, as head of household, and they threaten to withdraw the services of nurture, society could not begin to pick up the tab for child care or elder care. Fifth, women are a threat because they are unclean. This is the aspect of threat that has most pervaded modern medicine. In patriarchal society, blood spilled in war and violence is somehow acceptable, but blood spilled by women in the natural processes of menstruation and childbirth is taboo. From the earliest of physicians to modern psychology, women's natural body functions have been redefined as illness and injury.

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