A different outlook on what is getting to be a familiar refrain. Medicine is sexist! This book offers another window into the world where women's health concerns are dismissed as 'only to be expected'. Where, when dealing with women, medicine waits until a problem arises rather than find ways of preventing it. Where female problems are second class and to be endured, as opposed to men's problems, which are a matter of primary concern, and must be cured. A valuable sociological perspective on women's bodies and health and an even more valuable (and optimistic) view of a better future for all, if medical research just paid attention to women's bodies
A vital subject that needs to be discussed
A brilliant book...There is so much to unlearn, there is so much that also follows in terms of how medicine could support - rather than fail - half the world's population.
''[Marieke] is balanced in her evidence analysis, forensic in her research.'
'A hugely informative and quietly furious call to arms... with the skill and methodological precision of a surgeon.'
'Dr Marieke Bigg's searing exposé of gender bias in medicine is equal parts frustrating and comforting...a must read.'
'A ground-breaking new book.'
'She skewers the medical and scientific experts for failing to listen to women about their problems and develop treatments.'
Asking all the right questions about the treatment of women's bodies and more importantly, answering them. Punchy, fascinating and vital.