Episode 30: How to Diagnose Gaslighting Docs
Women go to the doctor more often than men but our aches and pains tend to be taken less seriously by physicians. To learn more about why patients are losing their patience, Cristen and Caroline talk to Allison Behringer about how her mystifying experience with painful sex inspired her to create the new podcast Bodies. Then, we'll meet a gynecologist who’s got some great advice for getting heard at your next appointment.
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