4 Apr 2018

Gender bias in medicine

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:08 pm on 4 April 2018
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The #MeToo movement has exposed sexism and harassment in the entertainment industry, politics and the workplace.

There's one more place where sexism is affecting thousands of women; the doctor's office. This according to journalist  Maya Dusenbery who says gender bias permeates medicine. 

Through research and personal stories, she shows how women are often ignored or misdiagnosed for things like migraine, endometriosis and chronic fatigue. 

Her new book is called Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick.

Maya Dusenbury

Maya Dusenbury Photo: Caitlin Nightingale Photography

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