Pain & Prejudice  


Pain & Prejudice
Greystone Books | March 8, 2021 | 360 pages
ISBN: 9781771647168

A timely, powerful look at how our culture treats--or mistreats--the health concerns of women. Almost all health research is still performed on men, meaning thousands of treatments and diagnoses are designed for male bodies only. Meanwhile, women feel dismissed at the doctor's office, their concerns seen as false or exaggerated. Doctors who do focus on women's health are penalized financially, as procedures performed on men pay more. These are just a few of the alarming facts revealed in this remarkable debut from acclaimed Guardian reporter Gabrielle Jackson, who shares her own story of endometriosis--a disease doctors know little about despite its impacts on 176 million women--alongside interviews with medical practitioners and years of her own dogged research. A groundbreaking exploration of how women--historically and today--are underserved by the systems that should keep them healthy, Pain and Prejudice explains how we got here, and where we need to go next.