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News :: Gender
Atlantic Monthly says doctors take women's pain less seriously
25 Oct 2017
Modified: 08:31:06 PM
Gender discrimination and bias is far more pervasive- and destructive to women's lives than most people are aware of. Gender bias plays a critical role in determining whether- or not- women have access to healthcare and pain treatment. Please sign the petition listed here to help stop discrimination in healthcare.
"How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously."
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/emergency-room-wait-t/

Most people are unaware that the our male dominated medical profession is rife with backward, sexist and absurd ideas about women.

Women are presumed to be "hysterical," attention-seeking," "malingerers" and by doctors. Doctors often see women are "emotional" and assume women exaggerate their descriptions of pain. As such, medical professionals will often ignore, discount and refuse to treat female pain and women's medical problems.

Although these backward concepts about female behavior date back to over a century ago, our patriarchal, white male dominated medical profession still not only believes these ideas.

Sexist stereotypes should have no place in determining whether women get access to life saving health care. Please read more about this problem. Women need your help.

Is Medicine’s Gender Bias Killing Young Women?
https://psmag.com/social-justice/is-medicines-gender-bias-killing-young-

Is There A Gender Bias Against Female Pain Patients?
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/is-there-a-gender-bias-against-fema

‘Gaslighting’ – or, why women are just too darned emotional during their heart attacks
https://myheartsisters.org/2011/11/25/gaslighting/

Doctors, Stop Gaslighting Women In Pain
https://journal.thriveglobal.com/doctors-stop-gaslighting-women-in-pain-

The Gas-Lighting Physician
http://challengingrelationships.com/2015/09/23/the-gas-lighting-physicia/

4 Out of 5 Doctors…Are Wrong
http://www.misstreated.org/blog/2015/11/19/four-out-of-five-doctorsare-w

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!
Stop Power-Hungry Doctors From Bullying, Gaslighting, and Blacklisting Their Patients!
https://www.change.org/p/stop-power-hungry-doctors-from-bullying-gasligh
See also:
https://longevity.media/medical-gaslighting
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/emergency-room-wait-times-sexism/410515/

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