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tr.v. med·i·ca·lized, med·i·ca·liz·ing, med·i·ca·liz·es
To identify or categorize (a condition or behavior) as being a disorder requiring medical treatment or intervention: "Increasingly, [attention deficit disorder] has become a catch-all diagnosis that medicalizes troublesome behavior in kids" (Judy Foreman).

med′i·ca·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈmɛdɪkəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Medicine) to treat or view in medical terms
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Mais dans la realite, les habitants du monde rural ont toujours souffert de la sous medicalisation, des sous effectifs et par endroit d'un dessert medical.
She attributed high percentages of c-sections in Cyprus to the medicalisation of births and to lack of midwives, whose job is to be with the pregnant woman throughout labour.
Cela a ete probablement une clef pour faire un genre de contrepoint a l' hegemonie de la medicalisation, ce qui a fait accroitre le niveau de confiance de la population envers les services locaux de sante et a produit des resultats sanitaires tres consistants.
Mr Kimmage had been invited on the show to discuss a number of articles he'd recently written on what he calls "the medicalisation of the performance in rugby".
Khwelied mentioned that engagement was an effort to combat the medicalisation of FGM.
Q: Has the medicalisation of pregnancy made it difficult to raise the profile of maternal mental health?
This highlights what perhaps might be one of psychiatry's most important ethical responsibilities: How do we balance making sure that people get the treatment they need versus increasing medicalisation of our society?
surveillance, research, prevention strategies), we analyzed the national hospital discharge database of France, Programme de Medicalisation du Systeme d'Information, spanning 2001-2010.
Concerns have been raised that these intrinsic gendered differences are reframed as pathological within a feminised school system, leading to a medicalisation of boys' masculinity (Rosenfeld & Faircloth, 2006).
3] These include medicalisation of the use of marijuana in several US states and elsewhere in the world.
On the other hand, other research suggests that there has been a trend towards milder forms of FGC in countries where medicalisation is apparent.
The programme takes into account the specificities of healthcare centres with a large population by supporting their medicalisation and contributes to improvements in the quality of health services offered to the population.

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