American women visit more doctors, have more surgery, and fill more prescriptions than men. In Everything Below the Waist, Jennifer Block asks: why is the life expectancy of women today declining relative to women in other high-income countries and even relative to the generation before them? Block examines several staples of modern women's health care, from fertility technology to contraception to pelvic surgery to miscarriage treatment and finds that while over-diagnosis and over-treatment persist in medicine generally, they are particularly acute for women.
Further reading: Interview with the author
Everything below the waist: Why healthcare needs a feminist revolution. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/125011005X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=125011005X&linkCode=as2&tag=sarahgraham-hysteria-21&linkId=057d286912e8ac200b9a385076296c67
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