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It's so easy to mock woo, health MLMs, and the like, but sadly this stuff doesn't come out of nowhere, and women are more prone to be drawn to it then men, because of the lack of adequate and accurate care. With obesity rates rising, the sexism mixed with fatphobia is causing a lot of problems (not saying being fat is healthy, but medicine needs to come from a body-neutral approach when dealing with issues. It can be a part of the puzzle, but not the whole puzzle) for patients. Women deserve better, across the board. Perhaps things will improve as more and more women become licensed physicians, and have a more holistic approach to things(?) I'm seeing it already with several local millennial women doctors whose practices are MUCH more multi-dimensional, and provide specialized services covered under insurance that usually aren't in the U.S., from what I've seen. May this not be an outlier situation.

This is precisely why I am not a fan of the medical establishment. Apart from not being held accountable for the harm they do, they also try to make it seem like medicine is far more effective than it really is. In Canada it is almost impossible to win a malpractice law suit against physicians because they are backed by millions, and patients go bankrupt long before the trial runs its course. There was an article in the last year about it, but I can't remember who published it. There are so many examples of physicians still practicing around the world even though they have a pattern of causing harm or death in numerous patients. I think we should be far more suspicious of the medical system rather than treating it with awe and giving it status like we do at the moment. It is a system that has proven over and over and over again that it can't be trusted, especially not with women's health.

I don't think we need to throw away the whole medical system, but when it's serving profits over people, that's a huge issue. Same for enabling incompetent men to cause and continue doing harm.

Even without a profit motive though, that won't fix the issues of sexism being inherent in medicine or in the people who practice it. That needs to be addressed with huge changes, not just for current doctors and institutions, but in medical schools and among researchers as well.

Agreed, we don't have to get rid of it altogether, but there is massive room for improvement. We should be more suspicious of its efficacy and do due diligence and research medications, procedures and the doctors we are seeing instead of just blindly trusting them.