How Medical Bias Endangers Women's Health
Why do so many women have trouble getting effective and compassionate medical treatment? And why, when doctors can't figure out what's going on, do women too often receive a diagnosis from the "all in her head" column. Diagnosis Female examines this widespread problem, with a focus on misdiagnosis and gender bias.
Examining the bias inherent in the system, Dwass offers measures women can take to protect their health and receive better care. She offers advice, too, for the medical community in addressing the problem, so that outcomes can improve all around. If you're a woman, and you seek medical care, this book is a must-read. Your health depends upon it.
Emily Dwass has written about health, food and cultural issues for numerous publications, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, and the Chicago Tribune. She also has written television and movie scripts for the entertainment industry.