Gender Pain Gap: When women's pain is not taken seriously

Gender health gap
In medicine and research, men are seen as the norm. This is also the case, for example, with drug studies. As a result, women are more likely to suffer from undesirable side effects

A 2018 study found that words like “sensitive,” “simulate,” “complain,” and “hysterical” are more likely to be used in describing patients’ pain reports

Women of Colour
Non-white women are even more affected by the gender pain gap than white women. They received “lower-quality treatment with inadequate outcomes, increased morbidity and mortality,” according to a 2020 British study

The Gender Pain Gap hurts men too. If they have the same symptoms, physical causes are more likely to be suspected than psychological complaints. As a result, depression often goes undiagnosed and untreated

Petition by Uschi Juno
Better information about possible pain and complications when inserting and removing the IUD

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