Outrageous Practices, Outrageous Practices, 0813524482, 0-8135-2448-2, 978-0-8135-2448-1, 9780813524481,
Outrageous Practices

How Gender Bias Threatens Women's Health
Leslie Laurence (Author), Beth Weinhouse (Author)
460 pages, 6 x 9
Paper, June 1997 $18.95   ADD TO CART
Subject Area:
Health and Medicine, Gender Studies, General Interest, Women's Studies


Women's health is threatened by gender bias on three fronts: bias against women patients, bias against women doctors, health practitioners, and medical scientists, and bias against women as medical research subjects. Outrageous Practices, a highly acclaimed best-seller newly available in paperback, chronicles the history of a prejudiced health care establishment and shows how the current system remains captive to male-dominated medicine and research. The book examines how gender discrimination manifests itself in hospitals, physicians's and psychiatrists's offices, medical schools, research labs, government health-related agencies, and biomedical and pharmaceutical industries.


o New paperback edition of a powerful book about gender bias in the medical establishment.

o New preface by authors brings the issues up-to-date.

Author / Editor Bio

LESLIE LAURENCE is a medical journalist who write about women's health and health-care for magazines such as Glamour and Ladies' Home Journal. Laurence's syndicated column, "Her Health," appears in more than seventy-five newspapers nationwide.

BETH WEINHOUSE is a medical journalist writes a column for Parenting magazine and is the author of The Healthy Traveler .


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