Scientific data has proven for decades that women are being discriminated against by doctors. The book Outrageous Practices: How Gender Bias Threatens Women’s Health was written over 20 years ago, and much of what is described in its pages is applicable today with no editing needed. Women’s health complaints are often derided by doctors or chalked up to some sort of mental illness whether it be hypochondria, somatization, or malingering. Instead of doing the testing necessary to find out what is causing women’s symptoms, doctors are far too quick to label their patients crazy and move on.
So if this has been happening for decades (centuries, really), why would it change now?Read More