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Rebel Bodies: A Guide to the Gender Health Gap Revolution

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Join award-winning health journalist Sarah Graham for a discussion on her book, Rebel Bodies: A guide to the gender health gap revolution.

Women make up 51% of the population, and are the biggest users of healthcare services. But research shows there are massive gender differences in men and women’s healthcare. Women’s pain is disbelieved. We are misdiagnosed. We are not trusted to make informed choices about our own bodies. It’s time for change.

Sarah Graham is an award-winning health journalist and founder of the Hysterical Women blog, specialising in mental health, women’s health, feminism and gender. She has written for the Guardian, New Statesman, i newspaper, Grazia, and the Telegraph. She was a finalist in the 2020 Medical Journalists’ Association Awards.

In this talk Sarah Graham presents an inclusive and empowering manifesto for change in women’s healthcare. Together we will explore the systemic and deep rooted sexism within medicine, and learn actionable ways to advocate for ourselves and others and get the diagnosis and treatment we need. We will meet those who are standing up and fighting back, and find out what it will take to bridge the gender health gap.

You’re not alone, you’re not going mad, we believe you.

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