Doing Harm

The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD32155
Released: Jun 20, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538424483
Narrator/s: Dara Rosenberg
Please log in to view pricing

Description

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 women's 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 Alzheimer's 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 diseases-even the symptoms of a heart attack-medicine continues to take a one-size-fits-all approach: that of a 155-pound white man.In addition, women are negatively impacted by the biases and stereotypes that dismiss them as "chronic complainers," leading to long delays-often years long-to 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 health care for women.

Bundle:

Please login to view pricing, or register now
Doing Harm
Product Number: BX00063508
Product Number:DD32155
Product Number:Z100106751

All formats/editions

eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Maya Dusenbery
Narrator(s): Dara Rosenberg
Product Number Z100106751
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538424520
eBook
x-large
Author(s): Maya Dusenbery
Product Number EB00680979
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: #9780062470812

Sign up for our email newsletter