Culture

Ep50: But Doctor, It’s Not Psychosomatic!

This is the final episode in our 4 part series on medicine’s sex and gender bias, in which we continue to focus on how this bias affects womxn’s care. Today, we wrap up everything we spoke about in the previous 3 episodes, with an emphasis on ‘medically unexplained symptoms,’ mental health referrals, and stereotypes around…

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Ep48: Why Is Womxn’s Pain Dismissed?

In this episode, we explore the “gender” side of the sex and gender bias in medicine. This is part 3 of our series, and we look at assumptions and stereotypes specifically related to womxn and illness as held by the overall medical community. We give a brief overview of the history of hysteria, and highlight…

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Ep46: Why Science Knows Less About the Female Body

This is part 2 in our series on medicine’s sex and gender bias. In this episode, we talk about the ‘sex bias’ and why science knows less about the body of people assigned female at birth. This means that less is known about disease presentations and side effects for medications for people with these bodies,…

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Ep45: Racial Bias in Healthcare

Today, we collaborate with Teniola Ongunro, who hosts the excellent podcast ‘Not Defined By Endo’, to speak about racial bias in healthcare. Racial bias can be one of the most detrimental and undercutting barriers for BIPOC in getting proper diagnosis of their health problems and high quality treatment. We talk about what the racial bias…

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Ep44: It’s Not in Your Head – Medicine’s Sex and Gender Bias. Part 1

Ever wonder why so many doctors dismiss womxn’s pain or make us feel like (or outright tell us!) that our symptoms are all “in our heads”? This is part 1 of 4 in our series on the Sex and Gender Bias in Medicine and how it affects womxn and people who present as womxn. In…

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Ep7: Period Shame, Endoflares, and Social Stigma

Amy shares about her mortifying endoflare at work, which makes us wonder why as womxn do we often feel shame in relation to our periods, our endo, and reproductive organs? We explore societal, cultural, and historical reasons, and what we can do about it. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com

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