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The Resource Pain and prejudice : a call to arms for women and their bodies, Gabrielle Jackson ; [illustrations by Ngaio Parr]

Pain and prejudice : a call to arms for women and their bodies, Gabrielle Jackson ; [illustrations by Ngaio Parr]

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Pain and prejudice : a call to arms for women and their bodies
Title
Pain and prejudice
Title remainder
a call to arms for women and their bodies
Statement of responsibility
Gabrielle Jackson ; [illustrations by Ngaio Parr]
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Language
eng
Summary
'Women are in pain, all through their bodies; they're in pain with their periods, and while having sex; they have pelvic pain, migraine, headaches, joint aches, painful bladders, irritable bowels, sore lower backs, muscle pain, vulval pain, vaginal pain, jaw pain, muscle aches. And many are so, so tired... But women's pain is all too often dismissed, their illnesses misdiagnosed or ignored. In medicine, man is the default human being. Any deviation is atypical, abnormal, deficient.' Fourteen years after being diagnosed with endometriosis, Gabrielle Jackson couldn't believe how little had changed in the treatment and knowledge of the disease. In 2015, her personal story kick-started a worldwide investigation into the disease by The Guardian; thousands of women got in touch to tell their own stories and many more read and shared the material. What began as one issue led Jackson to explore how women - historically and through to the present day - are under-served by the systems that should keep them happy, healthy and informed about their bodies. Pain and Prejudice is a vital testament to how social taboos and medical ignorance keep women sick and in anguish. The stark reality is that women's pain is not taken as seriously as men's. Women are more likely to be disbelieved and denied treatment than men, even though women are far more likely to be suffering from chronic pain. In a potent blend of personal memoir and polemic, Jackson confronts the private concerns and questions women face regarding their health and medical treatment. Pain & Prejudice, finally, explains how we got here, and where we need to go next
Summary
In 2015, Guardian journalist Gabrielle Jackson wrote a piece about her own struggles with the crippling pain caused by endometriosis. It triggered such an overwhelming response that the Guardian launched a world-wide investigation into the disease. This time the response was so huge it almost crashed their website. This was the catalyst for Gabrielle thinking more widely about women's pain & how it is viewed and treated not just by the medical profession but wider society.
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10796829
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YDX
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Jackson, Gabrielle
Dewey number
613.04244
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Parr, Ngaio
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True
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  • Women
  • Sexism in medicine
  • Sexism in mental health services
  • Sexism in science
Target audience
adult
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a call to arms for women and their bodies
Label
Pain and prejudice : a call to arms for women and their bodies, Gabrielle Jackson ; [illustrations by Ngaio Parr]
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1 Repeat after me, vulva: the female reproductive system -- 2 'Worse than the Loch Ness monster': menstruation and menopause -- 3 From clitoridectomy to the talking cure: a history of hysteria -- 4 Neither Madonna nor whore: rethinking female sexuality -- 5 It's the culture, stupid: understanding modern medical practice -- 6 'The pain that can't be seen': a new appreciation of women's pain -- 7 Time to ditch the bikini: the women's health conditions you never hear about -- 9 'Ripe for disruption': why medical science must improve its knowledge of women -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Index
Control code
000066031991
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 354 pages
Isbn
9781760529093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1104072920
Label
Pain and prejudice : a call to arms for women and their bodies, Gabrielle Jackson ; [illustrations by Ngaio Parr]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1 Repeat after me, vulva: the female reproductive system -- 2 'Worse than the Loch Ness monster': menstruation and menopause -- 3 From clitoridectomy to the talking cure: a history of hysteria -- 4 Neither Madonna nor whore: rethinking female sexuality -- 5 It's the culture, stupid: understanding modern medical practice -- 6 'The pain that can't be seen': a new appreciation of women's pain -- 7 Time to ditch the bikini: the women's health conditions you never hear about -- 9 'Ripe for disruption': why medical science must improve its knowledge of women -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Index
Control code
000066031991
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 354 pages
Isbn
9781760529093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1104072920

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