January 14th, 2019

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The Nib: Medicine's Women Problem

"I had been sick for YEARS. Permanent damage had been done to my bones, my eyes, my heart."

Women of all ages experience medical bias. The younger you are, the more trouble you may have asserting yourself. We are taught that doctors are authority figures and we should trust their judgment. But sometimes their judgment is skewed by their unconscious bias. This comic illustrates how bias caused more than one doctor to overlook a serious set of symptoms.