podcast

November 2, 2020

How Clinical Gender Bias Actually Hurts Female Bodies

with podcast guest

Meghan Cleary

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Meghan Cleary is a writer, speaker, and patient advocate who focuses on clinical gender bias and its impact on women’s health. She is also the founder of bad-periods.com, a website dedicated to shedding light on women’s reproductive health care issues including endometriosis, fibroids, menstrual equity, and clinical gender bias.

In this episode, we talk about the impact of the “hormone-hysterectomy highway” on women’s health care, why the most common treatments for endometriosis are often harmful, how the clinical gender bias directly results in physical harm to women, and so much more!

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Highlights

  • Meghan’s background as an authority on what your shoes say about you
  • The difference in the psychology behind shoe choices for men and women
  • How Meghan’s personal health care experience led to her transition from Wall Street and Shoe Therapy into women’s health care advocacy
  • What is the “gyno ghetto”?
  • The connection between the “gyno ghetto” and clinical gender bias
  • The impact of the “hormone-hysterectomy highway” on women’s health treatments
  • What is Lupron?
  • Why the common treatments for endometriosis are inadequate and often harmful
  • Meghan’s reaction to Lena Dunham’s story
  • How our cultural biases have contributed to the clinical gender bias
  • The impact of clinical gender bias on women’s health and treatments
  • Examples of how the cultural gender bias is being expressed
  • How the clinical gender bias directly results in physical harm to women

Resources

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