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Pain and Prejudice: A Call to Arms for Women and Their Bodies
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Q1. In "Pain and Prejudice" Gabrielle Jackson discusses the taboo and lack of education around women's reproductive organs. How can we normalise education around this?


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Q2. Chapter 3 of "Pain and Prejudice" discusses hysteria and the way 'you're being hysterical' is often used as an insult to belittle and dismiss women. What's the best response you've ever given/heard to this insult?


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Q3 Women's health issues, particularly those associated with chronic pain, are under-researched and under-funded. How can we as STEMMinists help change this?


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Q4. Lena Dunham Lady Gaga and Sia are 3 high profile women that have openly discusses their endometriosis, fibromyalgia & Ehlers-Danlos syndrome diagnoses. How significant is the attention brought by celebrities to raising awareness?


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Q5. "Women's health" can often be focussed almost entirely on fertility and pregnancy but not all women wish or can have children. Have you encountered healthcare professionals that take more of a whole of life approach? How can we do better?


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Q6. As 'Pain and Prejudice" highlights, many communities and individuals have deep distrust of the healthcare system due to historical and current racism and sexism. How can we ensure best access to health and patients support/empowerment?


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Q7. Many women with endometriosis and other chronic pain conditions experience extremely delayed diagnosis. "Pain and Prejudice" links this partly to the normalisation of period pain. Did you relate to this section?


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