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Doing Harm
Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick | Maya Dusenbery
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In this shocking, hard-hitting expose in the tradition of Naomi Klein and Barbara Ehrenreich, the editorial director of Feministing.com, reveals how inadequate, inappropriate, and even dangerous treatment threatens womens lives and well-being. Editor of the award-winning site Feministing.com, Maya Dusenbery brings together scientific and sociological research, interviews with experts within and outside the medical establishment, and personal stories from women across the country to provide the first comprehensive, accessible look at how sexism in medicine harms women today. Dusenbery reveals how conditions that disproportionately affect women, such as autoimmune diseases, chronic pain conditions, and Alzheimers disease, are neglected and woefully under-researched. "Contested" diseases, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, that are 70 to 80 percent female-dominated are so poorly understood that they have not yet been fully accepted as "real" conditions by the whole of the profession. Meanwhile, despite a wealth of evidence showing the impact of biological difference between the sexes in everything from drug responses to symptoms to risk factors for various diseaseseven the symptoms of a heart attack!medicine continues to take a one-size-fits-all approach: that of a 70 kilogram white man. In addition, women are negatively impacted by the biases and stereotypes that dismiss them as "chronic complainers," leading to long delaysoften years longto get diagnosed. The consequences are catastrophic. Offering a clear-eyed explanation of the root causes of this insidious and entrenched bias and laying out its effects, Doing Harm will change the way we look at healthcare for women.
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inthegreensandblues
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Can't move, there's a cat on my lap. 😼

Reading the tagged for book club. Super interesting but maddening.

QuietlyLaura 😻💕 4mo
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Currently reading for #ScienceSeptember and enjoying it so much, infuriated at the same time.

#nonfiction #science #medicine #womenshealth

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Nonfiction audiobook readers rejoice! Oh my, this Audible 2 for 1 sale is terrific. See where my selections are going? (Well, at least 3 of the 4.) Plus, I accidentally figured out a cool Bitmoji trick (transparent backgrounds) that‘s been bugging me. So so simple.

#nonfiction #audiobook #audiblesale #bookdeals #bookhaul #greathaul

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good for you!! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! There‘s a ton of good science and history books also. I‘m actually tempted to buy some credits for the first time in a few years. But ... probably won‘t. 7mo
BooknerdsLife Love your bitmoji and Yay for your new audio books! 🙌🏼💖📚 7mo
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Amandajoy I think the only l reason I know about audible sales is because of Litsy. (edited) 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Amandajoy I get emails from them, but I def think Litsy makes book buying bans pretty impossible. 7mo
eri.reads Yay always love a book sale in any format! 😁🥰 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @eri.reads For sure!!! 7mo
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1. Beer garden, bbq, reading
2. Doing Harm
3. Celery
4. Now: no. Kid: Ran track in school; volleyball and tennis for fun.
5. You too!

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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One of those books you should read if you‘re a woman, know a woman, or care about women‘s health.

I‘d like to read Medical Bondage and Invisible too, but I need a mental vacation now.

#women #health

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Dusenbery combines history, medical studies, current literature, and hard data to show how women wait longer for diagnoses, receive inadequate pain management, and are often told they are imagining symptoms that are taken seriously in men, plus get excluded from studies and medical trials. Highly recommend.

#women #health #healthcare #medicineandliterature #medicine

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A good read, but in small doses. Need time to absorb each section.

#women #womenshealth #womensbodies

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This book was an infuriating look at the ways medicine has failed and continues to fail women. It was mostly well done, and I‘d definitely recommend it. Dara Rosenberg did a great job narrating—except she cannot pronounce French names to save her life. My biggest complaint was the subtly ableist language throughout; calling patients “sufferers” and saying people care “confined” to bed and wheelchair.

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Listening to this book enrages me, so I have to do it in small doses. #24in48

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A deep dive into decades-long practices in science and medicine that disadvantage women from the word go. Bad science, prejudicial and paternalistic attitudes by physicians and other care providers, and a persistent belief that women‘s self-reported symptoms are not to be trusted. Dusenbery gets into the actual published science behind all the bad science/medicine and how the tides are slowly beginning to turn.

balletbookworm Book 2 of the three-Book trifecta coming out 3/6 about women‘s health and chronic illness (other two titles are Invisible and Ask Me About My Uterus). 2y
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The shade here burns 🔥