‘I was told to live with it’: women tell of doctors dismissing their pain | Women’s health | The Guardian

Data from the NHS Business Services Authority, which deals with prescription services in England, shows a large disparity in the number of women being given these drugs compared with men, with 761,641 women receiving painkiller prescriptions compared with 443,414 men, or 1.7 times, and the pattern is similar across broad age categories.

The women who reached out said they felt that they were often “fobbed off” with painkillers when their problems required medical investigation.

Source: ‘I was told to live with it’: women tell of doctors dismissing their pain | Women’s health | The Guardian

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