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Fat Stigma in Healthcare

There is a negative relationship between healthcare and women. You can take an intersectional approach to this topic and see how womanhood along with other identities can impact one’s relationship with doctors and healthcare. Identities and appearances can impact the quality of healthcare that one gets. Larger women are a group who experiences a negative […]

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Mental Health Care: A Feminist Issue

Most people would agree that the stigma regarding mental health has begun to abate thanks to public discussions of the matter. This is obviously great, as health problems should not be stigmatized, no matter the illness, and because it allows individuals to be honest about their mental health. This destigmatization has come in time with […]

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Pussy = Pain

When going to see their OBGYN, most females don’t think about having to advocate for themselves for pain management. When I was a freshman in college, I decided to get an IUD or an intrauterine device, a form of birth control implanted in the uterus. Before my appointment I was given no pain medication and […]

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women overlooked in healthcare

The healthcare system is another area where women are overlooked. A large reason for the discrimination against women would be the lack of understanding of how illnesses differentiate between men and women. According to an article by Forbes, women were excluded from clinical trials due to concerns about possible long-term effects on their fertility and […]

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Gender bias in healthcare

Gender prejudice is the action or treatment against a person based on their sex.  We see gender bias present in society in many forms, but healthcare is a crucial one. Bias in the medical field is damaging to the healthcare systems we rely on. In healthcare, gender bias is when patients are diagnosed and treated […]

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