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Homosexuality and remedicalization

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Peter Conrad is Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences at Brandeis University. He is writing a book onThe Medicalization of Society. Alison Angell is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University, currently embarking on her dissertation. Her major areas of interest are in gender and the family.

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Conrad, P., Angell, A. Homosexuality and remedicalization. Soc 41, 32–39 (2004).

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