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Mesh, Primidos and valproate issues dismissed as "women's problems"

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SunsetBeetch Wed 08-Jul-20 06:38:46

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53307593

This must be that "c*s privilege" I keep hearing about...

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Cabinfever10 Wed 08-Jul-20 07:28:26

I just came on here to post this.
Its disgusting that it's taken this long for the government to admit that women are 2nd class citizens when it comes to the NHS.
I wonder how much longer it will take for them to admit that they are forcing the minira coil on women and basically refusing to remove them when they cause serious side effects for women

ByGrabtharsHammerWhatASavings Wed 08-Jul-20 08:14:35

"It [the report] also makes it very clear that our medical establishment is deeply entrenched in institutional denial and misogyny."

And this is exactly the conclusion you wouldn't be able to draw if you refused to accept that these failing affected women and instead insisted that they affected anybody male, female, or other, with a cervix/womb/pregnancy etc.

But yes, it truly is shocking how deep the misogyny in medicine goes. When I was a medical student doing my GP block an older male GP actually outright told me to ignore anything a new mother came in to complain about as it was just hypochondria and paranoia - what he called "new mummy syndrome".

Jullilora Wed 08-Jul-20 08:20:33

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SunsetBeetch Wed 08-Jul-20 08:26:03

More on Primidos:

news.sky.com/story/primodos-scandal-relief-for-campaigners-as-review-demands-compensation-for-victims-of-hormone-pregnancy-test-12023127?utm_source=upday&utm_medium=referral

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RoyalCorgi Wed 08-Jul-20 08:36:44

I posted about this yesterday and someone asked me to post a link to the full report when it came out. Here it is:

www.immdsreview.org.uk/downloads/IMMDSReview_Web.pdf

ValancyRedfern Wed 08-Jul-20 09:33:31

Awful. When I went to the Dr as a teenager because my periods had stopped I was told 'stop reading so many fashion magazines and eat more'. I didn't read fashion magazines and I was anorexic.

FreiasBathtub Wed 08-Jul-20 13:31:16

I read this and was horrified but not surprised.

I hope someone in government or the relevant regulators will think about what this might mean for teenage girls on untested puberty blockers, and their willingness/ability to speak up and be heard about side effects of their medication regimes. If determined older women could be so easily ignored, how much harder will it be for girls (who will have to go against an awful lot of their 'identity' simply to acknowledge that a negative side effect exists, never mind speaking up about it)?

GrossePois Wed 08-Jul-20 13:34:04

I was rather shocked to see it even being covered on the news. Not inclusive enough. 😑

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