When the writer sustained long-term injuries from a car accident, she discovered the degree to which those with invisible disabilities feel penalized—in large part due to medical gender bias.
For an El Paso nurse, leaving her family to treat patients in New York City, the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, isn’t a choice at all. It’s her calling.
Health agencies gutted. Medical research canceled. Gun violence and pandemics dismissed. Is this how our nation is protecting us?
The cruel cocktail of sexism, pay inequity, and burnout has led to a critical shortage of female physicians. And it could be putting us all at risk.
It took centuries for medicine to recognize ectopic pregnancies. Now Ohio legislators want to force doctors to "reimplant" them in a woman's uterus—which is medically impossible.
Whether they're feeling dismissed by doctors, afraid of tests, or generally confused, women are seeking healthcare information online—and it's leading to an epidemic of misinformation, and a new kind of health crisis.
From literature to the legislature to even the medical exam room, men have demonstrated a pernicious, defiant ignorance about female anatomy—and it's destroying our lives.
LGBTQ people already face misdiagnosis, harassment, and refusal of treatment by the medical establishment. Trump’s Dept. of Health and Human Services is about to make it much worse.
Pharmaceutical companies have been hiking drug prices for decades, leaving many forced to decide between basic needs like housing and food, and the medication that keeps them alive.
Women frustrated by conventional medicine’s failures are turning to alternative therapies, with varying results. But if regulated and supported by physicians, an integrated approach could cure our broken system.