Pain is subjective. Without blood or a broken bone for proof, treatment often depends on how much a physician trusts a patient. Throughout history, physicians tend to mistrust women more than men when it comes to the question: how much does it hurt? That means that women are misdiagnosed, mistreated, or dismissed altogether.
Today we’re talking about gender bias in medical care.
- Abby Norman, author, “Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain”
- Diane Hoffmann, Jacob A. France professor of health law and director, Law & Health Care Program, University of Maryland Carey School of Law