Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy by Maya Dusenbery

By Maya Dusenbery

In this surprising, hard-hitting divulge within the culture of Naomi Klein and Barbara Ehrenreich, the editorial director of Feministing.com, unearths how insufficient, irrelevant, or even risky remedy threatens women’s lives and well-being.

Editor of the award-winning website Feministing.com, Maya Dusenbery brings jointly medical and sociological examine, interviews with specialists inside of and out of doors the clinical institution, and private tales from girls around the state to supply the 1st complete, available examine how sexism in drugs harms girls today.

Dusenbery finds how stipulations that disproportionately have an effect on girls, corresponding to autoimmune ailments, continual discomfort stipulations, and Alzheimer’s illness, are ignored and woefully under-researched. "Contested" ailments, equivalent to fibromyalgia and persistent fatigue syndrome, which are 70 to eighty percentage female-dominated are so poorly understood that they have got now not but been absolutely accredited as "real" stipulations by means of the full of the occupation. in the meantime, regardless of a wealth of facts displaying the effect of organic distinction among the sexes in every little thing from drug responses to signs to hazard components for varied diseases—even the indicators of a center attack!—medicine maintains to take a one-size-fits-all procedure: that of a 70 kilogram white man.

In addition, ladies are negatively impacted by way of the biases and stereotypes that push aside them as "chronic complainers," resulting in lengthy delays—often years long—to get clinically determined. the results are catastrophic. supplying a clear-eyed rationalization of the foundation motives of this insidious and entrenched bias and laying out its results, Doing Harm will switch the way in which we glance at healthcare for women.

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