What Changes Need to Occur Within the Healthcare Training System to Ensure that Women's Health is Equally as Prioritized, Studied, and Researched as Men's Health?


by : 
Dana T.


Medical institutions have been found to underestimate women's experiences with pain, consequently limiting the medical pain treatment which is available to them. This inequity poses a real threat to the health and wellbeing of women across the globe, restricting their access to adequate and ethical healthcare. Research has concluded that the only way to dismantle implicit biases on a broad scale is by instituting standardized measures which enforce the repeated reflection and correction process necessary to change the biases and stereotypes assumed by each individual. As a result, it becomes clear that such measures must be implemented into the curriculum of medical education, to train healthcare professionals out of unconsciously biased thought processes and improve healthcare quality across the United States. The project aims to develop a standardized curriculum to be implemented parallel to implicit racial bias measures within the medical system. It will include a qualitative exposition of women’s reported experiences, and a quantitative analysis of inequities in research, treatments, and prescriptions allocated to the health of men and women.