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Did you know that women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with a mental health condition when presenting cardiovascular symptoms? Or that, on average, it takes women ten years to be diagnosed with endometriosis? On the latest episode of Ask the Expert, we dive into this topic and the long history of women feeling dismissed or ignored when it comes to their health. We are joined by Christie VanHorne, a consultant with CVH Consulting, who has developed training modules to demystify gender bias in healthcare. Christie walks us through the tools of how to identify gender bias, what is best when we relate to doctors and clinical staff when trying to have our voices heard, and most importantly, she reminds us that this is a cultural systemic issue. A great listen for the bleeding disorder community!
Welcome to Episode 28 - or our Gender Bias in Healthcare Episode - of the Ask The Expert Podcast!
Disclaimer: The content contained within Ask The Expert is for informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare provider before making any decisions about treatment or changes in physical activities.
Follow and contact Christie on her website and social channels to learn more and get a gender bias training in your area!
LinkedIn: Christie VanHorne, M.Ed, MPH
FB: CVH Consulting, LLC
Quotes from Christie:
“Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with a mental health condition when presenting cardiovascular symptoms” -Christie VanHorne
“Our genetics determine how we manifest disease and yet medicine is not research to differentiate.” - Christie VanHorne
“It is so hard to defeat the stereotype “it’s all in their heads” -Christie VanHorne
“Let’s shift our mindset towards seeing our doctors as partners in our care. They need us. We know when something is wrong.” -Christie VanHorne
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