The Medicalization of Desire

Men in the medical field couldn’t understand why their wives didn’t enjoy having sex with them, so instead of finding the clitoris, psychiatrists in the 1950s decided their wives must have a medical disorder. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Scientific Pragmatism in “Functional Cure” for HIV

An amazing piece of news this past week has been the announcement of a breakthrough in HIV treatment: a two-and-a-half year old girl from Mississippi has been declared “functionally cured” of HIV, after being diagnosed with the retrovirus at birth. The child,