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Women Who Don’t Feel Heard

Survey: Almost a third of women say they must “prove” symptoms to doctors

Woman talking with male doctor

Some women said doctors seem to doubt their symptoms and don’t take their pain seriously, according to a recent Survey Monkey-TODAY Show survey.

Learn more about the survey, part of a TODAY series called Dismissed. A New York Times report in 2018 made similar findings. It quoted a University of Pennsylvania study that found emergency rooms kept women waiting longer than men for pain medications.

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