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Episode 9

Why women get overlooked in healthcare—with Serena Williams

Featuring: Serena Williams, Dr. Janine Clayton, Dr. Esther Choo

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About this Episode

We worry about a lot of things when we go to the doctor, from “Am I OK?” to “How much will this cost?” But we probably don’t think about whether our gender is affecting the care we receive—and it does. This week, Serena Williams and two leading doctors from the National Institutes of Health and Oregon Health & Science University join us to discuss bias in healthcare: why women are too often misdiagnosed, incorrectly treated, or not taken seriously enough.