I interviewed hundreds of women at the 22nd Annual AIDS Conference in Amsterdam—and discovered that, no matter where they are from, women everywhere want the same, universal things.
Despite legislation passed over 20 years ago, women, and especially women of color, are still being left out of clinical trials. The health outcomes for women, and especially women of color, reflect this disparity.
The American Medical Association has never addressed the topic of sexually abusive doctors—but Dr. Meg Edison is insisting they act.
The time to fight for women with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis—often called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome—who have been dismissed and ignored is now. Here’s how.
Women suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome remain undiagnosed and untreated, for a tangle of reasons with sexism at the core.
A new study found that 39 percent of women suffering cardiac arrest in a public place were given CPR, compared to 45 percent of men—who were 23 percent more likely to survive.
It was late afternoon, and I could barely get my body out of bed. In fact, I had been in bed most of the last few days—or was it weeks? Even with all that rest, my legs were still too weak to stand up.
What’s missing from the ongoing debates about healthcare policy is how frequently women and members of other marginalized groups face systemic bias in seeking medical care and treatment.
For decades, my mom and I have been a dynamic duo using the arts to creatively fight for women’s rights. And now we are using the arts to fight for my life.
Laurie Edwards is all too familiar with life in the “kingdom of the sick,” which is how cultural critic Susan Sontag famously described the hidden world of chronic illness. From an early age, the 32-year old writer, blogger and mother of a young daughter has spent weeks of her life in the hospital and endured […]