At Thu, 25 Jul 2002, Helen Dynda wrote:
>When Women's Pain is Ignored - by Nancy F. Petersen, RN
>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"
>Please click on the above Url to read the entire article.
-- Mary Wade