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Episode 14: Sick and Tired – Women as Patients

The ladies of SWP sat down to talk about sexism and how women are treated by healthcare professionals. Spoiler alert: it’s not great. Grab some chocolate and settle in for a frank conversation about pain, hepeating, medical testing, and trusting your gut. Lesson for the episode: be an advocate for your own health and body!!


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Dusenbery, Maya. “Is Medicine’s Gender Bias Killing Young Women?” Pacific Standard, https://psmag.com/social-justice/is-medicines-gender-bias-killing-young-women.

Fassler, Joe. “How Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously.” The Atlantic, Oct. 2015. The Atlantic, https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/emergency-room-wait-times-sexism/410515/.

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Episode 3: Pregnant Bodies – the (questionably) good, the bad, and the chocolate

In this Mother’s Day episode, Heather explains pregnancy while Beth, Beatrice, and Liz realise that they need inhalers to get through the episode. Grab your chocolate and your Feminist rage and learn about as much as we could stomach about the pregnant female body. We’re sorry for everything we put our mothers through, and we thank them for going through the torture that led to our birth.

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