The Doctor Doesn’t Listen to Her. But the Media is Starting To., The Atlantic

The problem is all in her head. The Atlantic’s August 10, 2018 article (9 minute read), “The Doctor Doesn’t Listen to Her. But the Media Is Starting To”, by Ashley Fetters draws attention to a North American healthcare model that forces women to repeatedly advocate for themselves to be heard. In Canada, seeing a general family practitioner is famously costless, but overworked doctors lack the necessary time for patient diagnostic work. Pressured to prescribe by financially influential pharmaceutical companies, they often miss what the sick person is telling them. This trend is exacerbated for women whose reproductive health issues are commonly dismissed.