Gender Health Gap: 3 reasons why women's pain is not taken seriously enough

Gender Health Gap
3 reasons why women’s pain is not taken seriously enough

Women are often assigned a lower pain tolerance. Why is that?

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There is still the gender health gap in medical practices, emergency rooms and hospitals, in which women are taken less seriously than male patients. In the video you will learn the reasons for the unequal treatment.

Women’s bodies are different from men’s. Not only anatomically, but also emotionally and psychologically, female patients often have different perceptions than men. Much has not been researched on this yet, but the problems of those affected are known. The image of women in our society is still shaped by many prejudices that can sometimes be life-threatening.

Longer waiting times – this is why women take pain less seriously

Pain and other symptoms of illness in women are still often taken less seriously or not at all compared to men. As a result, women are often only treated later and severe disease courses are accepted. You can find out in the video what causes this underestimation of pain in women.

Source used: wienerin.at

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