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Unformatted text preview: childbirth, wrinkles) 9) Misguided, Foolish, and Callous Medical Experiments- At times, physicians and government officials behave so arrogantly that they callously disregard the health of the people they are sworn to protect (e.g., The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, The Cold War Experiments). 10) Sexism in Medicine- On average, women outlive men by about six years. This difference is largely a result of how U.S. culture defines masculinity; because males are encouraged to be more individualistic and aggressive, they are at a higher risk for accidents, violence, and suicide.- However, the health of women is harmed by their subordinate standing to men. Women have been traditionally ignored by medical researchers, and for years research on health issues was conducted on male subjects only.- Physicians dont always take womens health complaints as seriously as they do mens.- Bias against womens reproductive orders...
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