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História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos

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FELTRIN, Rebeca Buzzo  and  VELHO, Lea Maria Leme Strini. Between the country and the laboratory: the dynamics of the production of knowledge at the Menopause Outpatients Clinic at Caism, Unicamp. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2014, vol.21, n.4, pp.1283-1300.  Epub Nov 07, 2014. ISSN 0104-5970.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59702014005000023.

This study investigates the practices involved in the production of knowledge about menopause at Caism, Unicamp, a reference center for public policies for women’s health. Gynecological appointments and psychological support meetings were observed, and women and doctors were interviewed in order to identify what discourse circulates there and how different actors are brought in to ensure that the knowledge produced attains credibility and “travels” beyond the boundaries of the teaching hospital to become “universal”. The analysis is based on localized studies aligned with social studies of science and technology.

Keywords : place for the production of truth; knowledge building; Caism/Unicamp; scientific laboratory; menopause.

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