Outrageous Practices: How Gender Bias Threatens Women's Health

Front Cover
Rutgers University Press, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 434 pages

Women's health is threatened by gender bias on three fronts: bias against women patients, bias against women doctors, health practitioners, and medical scientists, and bias against women as medical research subjects. Outrageous Practices, a highly acclaimed best-seller newly available in paperback, chronicles the history of a prejudiced health care establishment and shows how the current system remains captive to male-dominated medicine and research. The book examines how gender discrimination manifests itself in hospitals, physicians's and psychiatrists's offices, medical schools, research labs, government health-related agencies, and biomedical and pharmaceutical industries.

KEY POINTS:

o New paperback edition of a powerful book about gender bias in the medical establishment.

o New preface by authors brings the issues up-to-date.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
3
GENDER BIAS
9
HEALING THE SYSTEM 293
10
The Deadly Difference
85
Malignant Neglect
111
Women Are Not Immune
139
The Unkindest Cut
166
Fertile Ground for Bias
193
The Medicalization
216
Misunderstanding
249
A Cruel Double Standard
264
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

LESLIE LAURENCE is a medical journalist who write about women's health and health-care for magazines such as Glamour and Ladies' Home Journal. Laurence's syndicated column, "Her Health," appears in more than seventy-five newspapers nationwide.

BETH WEINHOUSE is a medical journalist writes a column for Parenting magazine and is the author of The Healthy Traveler .


Bibliographic information