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Maya Dusenbery – DOING HARM: The Truth About How Bad Medicine & Lazy Science Leave Women, Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick


Maya Dusenbery is a journalist, editor and author of the book, DOING HARM: THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW BAD MEDICINE AND LAZY SCIENCE LEAVE WOMEN DISMISSED, MISDIAGNOSED, AND SICK. It’s published by the Harper One imprint of Harper Collins. Maya Dusenbery has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and an online columnist at Pacific Standard. In 2013, she became editorial director of the trailblazing site Feministing.com.  Her work has appeared in many other diverse publications from the Atlantic.com to Teen Vogue. I became aware of her work from an article in BBC.com’s Health Gap series of May 29, 2018, ‘Everybody was telling me there was nothing wrong’. Before becoming a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health.

Maya Dusenbery reveals how women receive sub-par medical care because the medical community knows comparatively less about their bodies, diseases, and too often doesn’t trust women’s reports of their symptoms.

‘Everybody Was Telling Me There Was Nothing Wrong’     http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180523-how-gender-bias-affects-your-healthcare

The Case for Renaming Women’s Body Parts         http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180531-how-womens-body-parts-have-been-named-after-men