Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Discrepancy in Diagnosis

 ... between women and men with minor stroke.  When reporting the same symptoms, men get more accurate diagnoses and therefore better treatment than women.

It's not really a flaw in diagnostic methods.  It's that society values  men and doesn't give a flying fuck about women.  Doctors assume that women are lying, mistaken, unreliable, or whining.  They take men seriously.  And that kills women.

Then they wonder why people don't trust them.
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