Both men and women experience this vulnerability, and must entrust their bodies and lives into the hands of practitioners.
One factor, she says, could be that women, who live longer than men, are more likely to be alone and thus less likely to have a primary carer to help them. Scientists have long shown that men generally have higher blood pressure and are at greater risk for heart and kidney diseases.
These stereotypes make it difficult for women to achieve in the workforce, specifically in medicine, science, and in leadership. While patients may think female doctors are more sensitive to this issue, studies show they have just as much bias as male doctors, so no matter who you see, it's important to ask the right questions.
Nursing supervisors tended to ask patients if it was alright to assign a male nurse to provide care. In some women volunteered to take part in an experiment designed to quantify pain in laboring women. Unfortunately, when men enter the field of nursing, they encounter many barriers that limit their choice of specialty.
The lack of female role models may discourage some from choosing a surgical career.
Because of these sex differences, many diseases affect men and women differently and we respond to treatment differently as well. Men and women could still have varying outcomes and repercussions to mistreatment within this system.
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