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(en) France, UCL AL #316 - Antipatriarchy, Pharmacopoeia: the genre of health scandals (ca, de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation]
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 10:13:38 +0300
The capitalism of drug producers, ready to kill for sale, cruelly complements
patriarchal injunctions. ---- If men are victims of health attacks linked to
toxic products, it is generally within the framework of capitalist exploitation
(cancers linked to asbestos, silicosis, glyphosate). With regard to women, the
imperatives of thinness and youth, poor care of sexual and reproductive health or
contempt for women are the main causes. ---- The Mediator is an anti-diabetic.
But it works as an appetite suppressant and has been prescribed as such for years
to make women lose weight. It was put on the market in 1976, warnings about its
dangerousness date back to the 1990s, it destroys heart valves and produces
pulmonary arterial hypertension. Withdrawn from the market in 2009, it killed
around 2,000 people , mostly women.
Androcur is an antiandrogen prescribed for women who have excess hair growth, or
against acne. It causes meningiomas, non-cancerous but not benign tumors since
they can affect the functioning of the brain and leave after-effects after
surgery. Androcur can also be prescribed for trans women. It is not withdrawn,
but since 2011, its notice warns of the risk.
Menopause is first and foremost a social phenomenon, some languages having no
word to name it. It is described as hormonal insufficiency, even a disease,
when it is only another time in the hormonal life of women. The aging of women is
a disease, when that of men is only maturity and experience. The hormonal
"substitution" treatments are carcinogenic, but ultimately it is not a scandal.
And we begin to wonder if they do not also cause meningiomas, like Androcur.
Contraception, a source of profit and pain
Essure implants, placed by natural means in the tubes ensured the sterilization
of the carrier women and also their poisoning with tin causing significant pain
and debilitating symptoms. They were installed from 2005 to 2017 and are now
removed as diagnoses are made. Remember that the only contraception without side
effects on women is contraception or male sterilization.
Socialization of laboratories to counter capitalism, fight against stereotypes of
what a real woman should be to counter patriarchy are the solutions against these
repeated scandals. We just need to unite to bring them down.
Christine (UCL Sarthe)
 " Mediator scandal: Servier laboratories condemned for" aggravated deception
"and" manslaughter ", " Le Monde , March 29, 2021.
 "La fabrique de la menopause" , Dieses.fr, January 13, 2021.
 "The Essure contraceptive implant 'made my life hell", Le Monde , July 24, 2019.
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