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Outing: Gender Bias, Medicine & Your Health w/ Maya Dusenbery & Jen Brea

  • 548 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA, 94117 United States (map)

How do you tell your doctor that what he's prescribing you is based on study samples of men? That what you've been suffering with for years is shared by thousands but receives no attention in medical schools? And what if you told them that there is now an army of women in the media from top tech companies and Ivy League universities who are pushing back and exposing what is happening, kindred to the #metoomovement?

Maya Dusenbery and Jen Brea are two celebrated literary and film professionals speaking out about gender bias in medicine -- Dusenbery is editor of Feministing.com and author of Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick and Jen Brea is the Harvard filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary, UNREST.

Join these two women for a powerful conversation on medicine, women, science, research, storytelling, and actionable change.

Also joining us is the incredibly soulful social justice acapella group, WOVEN, for a special performance to help amplify the healing message of this gathering.

This event will SELL OUT and attendees are encouraged to register EARLY. Topics to be addressed include ME/CFS, Lyme, RA, other autoimmune issues, vulvodynia, mental health, navigating the medical system, overhauling research funding priorities, medical school interventions, and more.

Maya and Jen will be in conversation with journalist and activist Jenara Nerenberg, founder of The Neurodiversity Project and author of the forthcoming book, Divergent Mind. Her work appears at the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, Fast Company and elsewhere.

Reserve tickets online.