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The Gender Pain Gap Is Real And Hurting Women

Gender and race play a huge role in preventing women from getting the medical care they deserve. Alexandra Moffett-Bateau knows this better than anyone.

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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-center, 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 color have with the medical industry.
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Doctor's Don't Take Women's Pain SeriouslyReleased on November 7, 2018

R29 Original Series