When Women's Pain is Ignored...You will want to read this article.

From: Helen Dynda (olddad66@runestone.net)
Thu Jul 25 23:26:58 2002

When Women's Pain is Ignored - by Nancy F. Petersen, RN

http://www.obgyn.net/endo/articles/petersen_0699.htm I excerpted this paragraph; because as you read it, you may recognize that this has happened to you too!!

"Having worked in the healthcare field for 35 years, I cannot recall the number of times I have heard or seen active, overt references to the dismissal of women's complaints and/or symptoms, often in the presence of abnormal physical findings and/or loss of function. These obvious physical findings may not fit a clear disease definition as we know it, but women have been labeled as "neurotic," "hysterical," "conversion reactions" and/or "insignificant"

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