Updated: Sep 16, 2021
There is scientific data supporting that gender bias that is imbedded in the health care system can impact the quality of care we receive from our physician. That is right! Because you are a women, your provider may not provide the same care they would if you were a male.
This is why it's so important to learn to advocate for yourself at the doctors. A big part of this is having conversations about your symptoms with your peers and support system at home. Talk to your trusted friends, sisters, mothers, aunts, colleagues, whoever. Talking things out helps you to organize your thoughts. Hearing other women's experiences may help you formulate questions you have for your doctor.
Before you go to the doctor be prepared! Write down questions you want to ask. Bring these questions and a pen with you. If you are overwhelmed ask to have someone with you or on the phone during the Q and A part of your appointment. Write down answers and any feedback the provider is giving you.
You are in charge of your health care! If you are not happy with the care you are receiving, find a doctor that better fits your needs. Take back your power!!!!!!!!!