Ep48: Why Is Pain Dismissed in People Assigned Female at Birth?

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 people assigned female at birth and illness as held by the overall medical community. We give a brief overview of the history of hysteria, and highlight some ways illness in which women were viewed culturally in the past 150 years. Finally, we discuss a 2018 theory-guided literature review which looked into how gender bias and gender norms have affected medical treatment, specifically for men and women with chronic pain. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com

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