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The gender health gap: Our stories

Sexism and misogyny in the health system is creating poor health outcomes for women. In partnership with Benenden Health, the Fawcett Society has published The Gender Health Gap: Our Stories, six real-life stories of women’s experiences in the health system and the impact on work and life.
These stories are powerful accounts of what happens when our public services do not take women’s concerns seriously: late and incorrect diagnoses, exacerbated symptoms and often outright dismissal. All of this is often made worse by workplaces that let down their women employees by a lack of understanding and support, as is made so clear by these stories.