Mary Has a Headache – Sex.gender.health fall1 2

Mary is a 48-year-old woman. She is employed as a customer service representative in a large corporation. She has three children, one in college, one in high school, and one in middle school. She has a history of headaches, which she controls with prescription medication. Lately, the headaches have been worse.
Mary is a 48-year-old woman. She is employed as a customer service representative in a large corporation. She has three children, one in college, one in high school, and one in middle school. She has a history of headaches, which she controls with prescription medication. Lately, the headaches have been worse.
Part 1: The first question in this discussion is opinion and experience-based, so you can begin immediately. For subsequent questions please meaningfully integrate your readings including the text, articles, and module notes.
1. In your own words and using your own thoughts fill in the details in Mary’s story. Describe her home and work life. Describe her relationship with her children. Is there a husband or significant other? What factors in her life might be contributing to her headaches? What will she do about her headaches?
Part 2: After reading the assigned readings for this week and watching the videos, respond to the following questions:
1. After reviewing the module materials, what biological factors might be causing Mary’s headaches? Any lifestyle factors?
2. After reviewing the module materials, what expectations would you have in terms of how Mary might address her headache symptoms?
3. Now that you have read the materials and watched the videos, reconsider how you completed Mary’s story. Are there any ways in which you or your classmates might have reflected stereotypes regarding women’s health? Any assumptions you made that may reflect a bias in what might be causing Mary’s headaches or how she might respond? What stereotypes did you consciously avoid in attempting to tell Mary’s story?
4. Identify one new piece of information you learned this week.
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Can you answer each question individually per the discussion guideline?

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