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Women Look For Cures To ‘Implicit Bias’ In Addition To Physical Ailments In Healthcare

Self-education and self-advocacy are some of the ways women can overcome “implicit bias”, according to health advocacy experts.

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Michelle Iracheta experience pain in her side since she was 13-years-old. She repeatedly told doctors the pain was debilitating and left her unable to move. Yet, it’s dismissed as cramps or untreable- if addressed at all.

Only later after extensive self-research did she find the answer to her ailment- endometriosis. Endometrium tissue, the lining of the uterus, grows outside the uterus which can lead to pain, breaks down the surrounding tissue, and forms webs of scar tissue in the abdomen. Iracheta lived with the condition for more than a decade and a half before she found the cause and cure for her condition.

According to the World Health Organization, women experience a lower quality of life and health. Women make up more than half the US population. But are their health concerns – and their voices – aren't given enough attention.

Our experts walk us through the contributing factors of unequal access to information and healthcare and what women can you do to overcome them.

Dr. Kjersti Aagaard

Felicia Latson

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