Posts Tagged medical sexism

serena williams on vogue

Serena Williams had to push for treatment for life-threatening postnatal complication

The headline of one of ProPublica’s recent articles in an excellent and devastating series on maternal health in the United States reads: “Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth.”  The subtitle continued: “Not education. Not income. Not even being an expert on racial disparities in health care.” You can apparently add to that: Not even being the greatest athlete in the world. 

The headline of one of ProPublica’s recent articles in an excellent and devastating series on maternal health in the United States reads: “Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth.”  The subtitle continued: “Not education. ...

surgery

Doctor pens anonymous essay recounting sexual misconduct in operating rooms

In an anonymous essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week, a physician gives us a sickening — and potentially triggering — look behind the operating room curtain. 

In an anonymous essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week, a physician gives us a sickening — and potentially triggering — look behind the operating room curtain. 

screen shot of Pacific Standard image of female patient and ma

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 ...