SIM Ep 825 Chops 244: Dr Marieke Bigg on how medicine fails women

In sociologist Dr Marieke Bigg’s new book, This Won’t Hurt: How Medicine Fails Women, she explores the huge gaps in women’s health, the sexism inherent in medicine and the lingering gender bias which means women are mocked, misdiagnosed and dismissed. Come on now, that’s bang up our street, right? Right.

And, as you’d expect from a sociologist, Marieke is interested in the role society has to play in the medical landscape, and so in this Chops, she chats to our Mick about history, research, the lie of objectivity, the win-win of sex disaggregation, Nancy Friday, Gillian Anderson and hope. 

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