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🧫New research by @joscervicalcancertrust shows that half of those who have HPV on their cervical screening results don't know what it is – leading to unnecessary stress, stigma and anxiety.
🥼Thinking about this tweet a lot today, and how many problems in healthcare are caused — particularly for women and other marginalised patients — by a refusal to accept that medical science is fallible and constantly evolving.
🩺’As women our experiences, feelings and intimate thoughts are disavowed by patriarchal forms of knowledge that want presumed facts and objectivity. Actually, knowledge about the world comes from treating people as humans and listening to them.’⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🔁Aaand while I’m at it… a reshare of what I wrote the last time (October) that Nadine Dorries tried to pass the buck to patients instead of actually using her power to effect meaningful change.
📢A response to Nadine Dorries: 'Shouting louder isn't the answer'⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🏳️‍⚧️I'm seeking UK-based trans women, trans men and non-binary interview participants to share their experiences of bias and mistreatment in mainstream (non-GIC) healthcare settings.
📚June’s #HystericalWomen Book Club #bookofthemonth is Unwell Women by @elinorcleghorn - a journey through myth and medicine in a man-made world.
Hey doctors, maybe just don’t be That Guy, hmm? 🤨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🚨 SIGN THE PETITION: @instagram, stop censoring the word VAGINA 🚨

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