Listen to Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, women’s health policy expert and co-author of the book, Why Women Aren’t Winning at Health, talk about how women can win at healthcare.
Navigating the healthcare system as a woman can feel like a losing game. In this episode, women’s medicine and health policy expert Dr. Marjorie Jenkins talks about the state of women’s healthcare, and what we can do to advocate for a better future.
Dr. Marjorie R. Jenkins is the dean at the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine Greenville and the chief academic officer for Prisma Health-Upstate. Previously, she was a professor of medicine and associate dean at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and founder as well as the chief scientific officer of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health. She served the FDA from 2015 to 2019 as the director of medical and scientific initiatives for the Office of Women's Health, where she provided scientific and health policy expertise.
Dr. Jenkins launched the annual U.S. Sex and Gender Education Summit. She was co-editor of a signature textbook, How Sex and Gender Impact Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Guide to Patient Care, published in 2020. She is co-author of “Why Women Aren’t Winning at Health”, published in May 2023 by WorldChangers Media.
Discussed in this episode:
Why women aren’t currently winning at health
What is sex and gender-specific healthcare?
How can women get better healthcare?
Standards for medical training regarding the female body
Hot topics in women’s healthcare today
Menopause and hormone therapy
Positive and negative outlooks of using Artificial Intelligence in medicine
How women can find the right healthcare provider
“The first thing I say to women patients is: Whatever you tell me, I’m going to believe you.” - Dr. Marjorie Jenkins
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