The Gender Pain Gap Is Real & Hurting Women

Women are more often sent to therapists instead of prescribed pain management solutions because doctors assume they are overly emotional. And when the patient is young, black and feminine-of-centre, it’s assumed she’s looking for drugs – not for pain, but because she’s an addict. Gender and race play a huge role in how individuals are treated in society, so it's no surprise that this extends to the doctor's office. Activist and John Jay College professor, Dr Alexandra Moffett-Bateau, explains the painful relationship people of colour have with the medical industry.
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