KosAbility: It's not real pain, it's just women being too emotional

Sep 2012
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KosAbility: It's not real pain, it's just women being too emotional
For some of us, going to the doctor with a pain problem is, itself, at least a level 5 pain. Why do doctors dismiss the reality of women’s pain? Don’t medical school teach new doctors that being female and reporting severe pain doesn’t automatically mean the patient is emotionally overwrought and should be disbelieved? The problem of doctors dismissing women’s pain doesn’t rest on an inadequate scale of pain reporting, the frailty of women, or, conversely, the ability of women to tolerate pain because we’re biologically built for childbirth. It’s a problem arising from research inadequacies and patriarchal assumptions.

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