Posts Tagged gender bias in medicine

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Watch: The powerful new documentary on living with chronic fatigue syndrome

Jen Brea was a 28-year-old grad student when her health began to deteriorate after a high fever. As she suffered from recurrent infections, profound dizziness that left her unable to stand, and eventually terrifying neurological symptoms, doctors told her that she was stressed, or just dehydrated, and finally that a repressed trauma was the source of all her ailments. 

Jen Brea was a 28-year-old grad student when her health began to deteriorate after a high fever. As she suffered from recurrent infections, profound dizziness that left her unable to stand, and eventually terrifying neurological symptoms, doctors told ...

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Have You Experienced Sexism in the Medical System? Share Your Story!

Regular readers might have noticed that I haven’t been writing here at Feministing quite as frequently as usual over the last several months. That’s because I’ve been working on a book (my first!) about sex and gender bias in the American medical system.

Regular readers might have noticed that I haven’t been writing here at Feministing quite as frequently as usual over the last several months. That’s because I’ve been working on a book (my first!) about sex and gender ...

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Quick Hit: Is medicine’s gender bias killing young women?

A recent qualitative study out of the Yale School of Public Health suggests that younger women who have heart attacks may hesitate to seek care for fear of being considered hypochondriacs, contributing to the mortality gap between men and women who have heart attacks that Chloe has written about previously here at Feministing. 

A recent qualitative study out of the Yale School of Public Health suggests that younger women who have heart attacks may hesitate to seek care for fear of being considered hypochondriacs, contributing to the mortality gap ...