Pain and prejudice : a call to arms for women and their bodies / Gabrielle Jackson.

  • Jackson, Gabrielle
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About this work


"Fourteen years after being diagnosed with endometriosis, Gabrielle Jackson couldn't believe how little had changed in the treatment and knowledge of the disease. Her personal story kick-started a worldwide investigation into the disease by the Guardian; thousands of women got in touch to tell their own stories and many more read and shared the material. What began as one issue led Jackson to explore how women - historically and through to the present day - are underserved by the systems that should keep them happy, healthy and informed about their bodies. In a potent blend of polemic and memoir, Jackson confronts the private concerns and questions women face regarding their health and medical treatment. Pain and Prejudice, finally, explains how we got here, and where we need to go next."--From cover.


London : Piatkus, 2019.

Physical description

v, 354 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm


Repeat after me, vulva: the female reproductive system -- 'Worse than the Loch Ness monster': menstruation and menopause -- From clitoridectomy to the talking cure: a history of hysteria -- Neither Madonna nor whore: rethinking female sexuality -- It's the culture, stupid: understanding modern medical practice -- 'The pain that can't be seen': a new appreciation of women's pain -- Time to ditch the bikini: the women's health conditions you never hear about -- 'Ripe for disruption': why medical science must improve its knowledge of women.


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    Open shelves

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  • 9780349424552
  • 0349424551