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Old 03-08-18, 11:45 AM
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Re: Article about women being mislabled as 'hysterics' and sexism in medicine

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Originally Posted by mildadhd View Post
I agree, we need more womenís hospitals/research

I would also like to see more menís hospitals/research.

It would also be good to have hospitals/research for LBGT communities as well.

I would like to see everyone have the option they prefer, to address any individual biological differences.

It is a really interesting topic.



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This isn't about "preferred options."

It's about how women's health concerns are invalidated and dismissed as not
serious or based on emotions.

It's about how research has been done on men and boys and when women
present with symptoms that are different they are dismissed entirely.

It's about needing for this to change. In 1983 I needed to have my gall bladder
removed. The doctor called my husband to come and sit with me while he told
us so that he wouldn't have to face my emotions himself. This was a doctor who
had known me for 10 years and called me "John Wayne" because I laughed off
most pain.

So now, 25 years later, we still see the same dismissive attitude. If Sarah was
a man with a family to support, would the doctors want to take a "wait and see"
attitude, or would they get his hands fixed so that he could continue to support
himself and his family? Truth is, a woman with a husband, 3 kids, and a house
probably works just as hard as a man and works longer hours.
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