We’re kicking off 2023 interviewing Guild Member Sarah Graham, and an excerpt reading from her new book, Rebel Bodies – A Guide to the Gender Health Gap Revolution published by Bloomsbury.
Exploring the systemic and deep rooted sexism within medicine, and offering actionable ways for women to advocate to get the diagnosis and treatment needed for themselves and others, Rebel Bodies is the eye-opening must-read on medical misogyny and the way forward.
Have you ever been to a doctor and felt like you were being fobbed off? Did they belittle or overlook your concerns about your health? You are not alone. Women make up 51% of the population and are the biggest users of healthcare services – for themselves and as mothers and carers. But all the research shows there are critical gender differences when it comes to men and women’s healthcare.
Unsurprisingly, the data backs up the suspicion that women’s suffering has been disbelieved. We are ignored, misdiagnosed, given tranquilisers when we need painkillers, antidepressants when we need HRT, not trusted to make informed choices about our own bodies and worse, as revealed in this book.
In Rebel Bodies, award-winning health journalist and founder of the Hysterical Women blog Sarah Graham investigates what it will take to bridge the gender health gap, shining a light on the prevalence of the daily and dangerous disparities in the medical help women and men receive. With a focus on the voices of real patients as well as the history and research on medical sexism
Sarah Graham is an award-winning freelance health journalist and founder of the Hysterical Women blog, specialising in mental health, women’s health, feminism and gender. She has written extensively on these subjects for the Guardian, New Statesman, i newspaper, Grazia, the Telegraph and many others. She was a finalist in the 2020 Medical Journalists’ Association Awards. @SarahGraham7
She will be interviewed by Jacqui and there will be an excerpt reading and time for questions.
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