Outrageous Practices: How Gender Bias Threatens Women's Health

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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.

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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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
GENDER BIAS
9
HEALING THE SYSTEM
10
A Legacy of Ignorance
13
Where Are the Women Now?
32
The Research
60
The Deadly Difference ence
85
295
89
Fertile Ground for Bias
193
The Medicalization
216
Misunderstanding
249
A Cruel Double Standard
264
Selling Women
295
Unhealthy Judgments
314
A Troubled Relationship
329
The Future of Womens Health
343

Malignant Neglect
111
Women Are Not Immune
139
The Unkindest Cut
166
329
355
Index
419
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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 .


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