Diagnosis Female: How Medical Bias Endangers Women's Health by Emily Dwass
English | October 8th, 2019 | ISBN: 1538114461 | 232 pages | EPUB | 1.34 MB
Why do so many women have trouble getting effective and compassionate medical treatment? Diagnosis Female examines this widespread problem, with a focus on misdiagnosis and gender bias. The book zeroes in on specialties where women are more likely to encounter particularly troubling roadblocks: cardiology, neurology, chronic diseases and obstetrics/gynecology. All too often, when doctors can't figure out what is going on, women receive a diagnosis from the "all in her head" column — this pattern is even worse for women of color, who may face significant challenges in medical settings.