Michele Lent Hirsch - Invisible: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine

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Picture someone having a heart attack, and chances are you see a middle-aged man clutching his chest. So do doctors. Research has shown that most health-care providers are familiar with how symptoms manifest in men, and may not recognize them in women. Combine this with the statistics that show young women are the primary demographic for many major diseases, and you begin to glimpse the crisis Hirsch reveals. Women, and especially women of color, are one of the most overlooked populations in today’s health-care system. Hirsch, a writer and editor specializing in science, gender, and health, draws on interviews with scientists studying the nexus of gender and illness and tells the stories of women, including herself, who have experienced serious medical issues, showing that gender norms and sexism are literally matters of life and death.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780807023952
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Published: Beacon Press - February 27th, 2018

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