Bias In Medicine: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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John Oliver discusses the roles that gender and racial bias can play in medical treatment.
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  • This kind of thing happens in mental health too. Young girls are far less likely to get diagnosed with autism then boys are because a lot of what autism portrays as are also female stereo types. It wasn't until I was 20 years old that I got diagnosed with autism and ADHD even though I got a 'maybe' when I was a kid for ADHD but it all went untreated until I was struggling through college on a social level.

    kawaiiconceptkawaiiconcept日 前
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    Roy JonesRoy Jones日 前
  • Im a doctor here in Scandinavia. I studied in europe. We never learnt anything like this. This is some American phenomena.

    Kamer JameelKamer Jameel日 前
  • When seeing this he made a joke about being white as fuck and now I see that because of the quarantine I am whita as fuck I need to sun bade

    bear meneerbear meneer3 日 前
  • also the disabled are mistreated too including the mentally disabled and mentally ill.

    AcaciaAcacia4 日 前
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    Benicio MoranBenicio Moran6 日 前
  • It took me two years of complaints, bed-ridden pain, and a new doctor before I was able to even try Birth Control. WTF America.

    Rikki SlonceRikki Slonce7 日 前
  • What is the name of the documentary mentioned in the video?

    Haley CarpenterHaley Carpenter7 日 前
  • It's disgusting to see women not being taken seriously for their symptoms and have that be attributed to biology which isn't even properly taught in medschools. And this isn't just something unique to medicine, women are always viewed as hysterical or agressive if they dare voice their complaints in a lot of work places.

    Adenz_ A19Adenz_ A197 日 前
  • Watching this after the death of Dr. Moore. If only there was a way to prove everything you said was true before it made national headlines.

    UniversalEchoUniversalEcho8 日 前
  • I was in nursing school in early 2020 and yeah some of the practice questions for the state board had the most wild questions that really were generalizations based on race/culture. Especially on Asian, African and Middle Eastern patient scenarios. I've worked 13 years in healthcare and usually going into the situation not making generalizations is the best way to go and patients usually appreciate it.

    gphjr14gphjr149 日 前
  • Don’t sell yourself short John! You’re also the manliest of white men... oh wait. :/ Sorry. Never mind

    Michael AnthonyMichael Anthony9 日 前
  • At secondary school I was given a leaflet about periods which referred to them as "the curse". That was in 2008. So, you say it's gotten better but like...

    Alice DuncanAlice Duncan9 日 前
  • Wtf. I can't even fathom why they would act this way.

    Rj3054Rj30549 日 前
  • Wanda Sykes rocks!💖💗

    katie millskatie mills10 日 前
  • UK: Oh, you're having a heart attack? Wait 2 hours and we can get you an appointment for next month. USA: Oh, i'm sure you're not really having a heart attack. Have some iboprufen for £500.

    RoRo12 日 前
  • What does "clapping of the one and the three" mean?

    DrTXBooksDrTXBooks12 日 前
  • I watched a licensed doctor review this video. He agrees with almost every point John Oliver makes in this video... though the _almost_ is pretty notable:

    Kyle StubbsKyle Stubbs17 日 前
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    IncorporealIncorporeal23 日 前
  • My mom had an extreme problem and no doctor would listen to her, they just said it was normal pains, the male doctor literally told her it was pain she was imagining, that's until she was brought into the ER had to be put in intensive care and almost died. To this day she refuses to see a doctor because she has 0 trust for any of them.

    Grim bbGrim bb25 日 前
  • But if black skin has more melanin wouldn't that make it thicker, even if only by the thickness of that melanin

    MonkeyMan 360MonkeyMan 36028 日 前
    • I'm not sure about the thickness but I know that they have issues absorbing vitamin D, but then again they're less likely to get sun burnt .

      Inner DescentInner Descent18 日 前
  • So let me get this straight, for years libtards like you John have been telling us there is fuck all difference between the sexes, we are all the same, all equal, women can do anything a man can do yadda yadda yadda, and now you're telling us women are different because of hormones, they even have heart attacks differently from men , well fuck my old boots , who da thunk it....Twat

    stripymccatpussstripymccatpuss29 日 前
    • thank you mccatpuss

      Gabe AllenGabe Allen26 日 前
  • Scientific experiences were done on black people, because whites believed that blacks can tolerate pain more then whites.

    Infinite FutureInfinite Futureヶ月 前
  • Until the 90s doctors did not know how breast milk works, they thought that all milk is the same, even cow milk.

    Mois MoisMois Moisヶ月 前
  • Last Week Tonight with Wanda Sykes

    Kyle ReganitKyle Reganitヶ月 前
  • This may be controversial and frankly I doubt many will read it but I feel it's important to add to the discussion. Obviously this is my personal experience and opinion, and I full acknowledge others may have vastly different experiences, a fact which we should all always consider. I worked at a medical office for years and I have first hand experience that women came to see the doctor with very minor to no symptoms at a staggeringly higher rate than men, like 95-5. The doctor was an older white man and treated them like gold every time, checking on them no matter what, as a good doctor always should. He never made comments, never insulted them behind their backs, always did his job. But could you imagine, someone coming to you, wasting your time and resources, for no important reason 50 times in a row, how would you feel the 51st time? Now say you had that experience, and when speaking with younger doctors you tell them to be aware of women as they can be hypochondriacs and can waste your time, but still always treat them. That new group of doctors will have a bias towards women and be less likely to believe them. While the message is clearly bad, it came from a very real place. I guess what I'm saying is that when you hear a profoundly stupid thing that makes no sense, it might have actually had roots in reality which then mutated over the years. Everyone is human, everyone has their stupid moments and their smart moments, and everyone has their prejudices. In my opinion the best we can do is not to get outraged and hurt over everything, but to openly talk and understand one another. Easier said than done I know.. just treat everyone as you would like to be treated and try to lead a happy, constructive life. Not everyone will agree with you, and that's ok.

    EPEPヶ月 前
  • I know lots of people are sharing their stories. I feel I should share mine because it's important people know this really happens, and every story is proof. I'm 28 years old. I've had endometriosis since I was 14/15. I was not diagnosed until last year. It causes me severe pain, so much so that I can't keep down food the entire length of my period, which can last anywhere from 7 to 18 days. I also bleed so profusely that I frequently become anemic. I had seen several doctors over the years, all male, different ages and amounts of experience. Even an OB/GYN. All of them told me that I was just one of those unlucky women who gets bad and heavy periods. Nothing abnormal, it just sucks. Last year I saw my first female OB/GYN, and when she saw my list of symptoms, she said "have you ever been checked for endometriosis?" I told her I hadn't. She was appalled, because I had *every symptom*. I'm basically a textbook case, but no one bothered to test me because they thought I just had a normal period that was a bit on the heavy side. Now, FINALLY, I got the treatment I need and no longer have to waste a week of every month moaning in agony.

    Rachel LarsonRachel Larsonヶ月 前
  • I have a new appreciation for this episode after what my black fiance has to go through when he was having a raging tooth infection. His extraction was a week out and they would not prescribe him an opioid even though he was in such extreme pain he just slept all day to avoid it.

    ShelfyAndCoShelfyAndCoヶ月 前
  • Love this new host

    Nobody ImportantNobody Importantヶ月 前
  • I'm a heavier white woman. I went to the doctor a couple years ago because I was going to class, coming home, taking a nap, waking up long enough to eat and MAYBE do homework and then going to bed and sleeping through my first class, every day (I ended up getting taught my morning class by a friend rather than attending it bc I physically could not wake up for it). I was sleeping up to 18 hours a day. I told them about my mothers entire side of the family (my mom, her mom, my aunt, my uncle, all of them) having thyroid problems, and was made to feel stupid for asking to get my thyroid levels tested. They told me it might be a mold allergy, but didn't even attempt to test for that. They said me it might be depression, and ignored that I've been depressed since 14/15, the over-sleeping had been happening for about 3 months. They also didn't try to refer me to a therapist at all, just 'maybe depression'. They ran the tests I insisted on, and then basically sent me a notice saying I was fine (I fucking wasn't). I didn't bother going back. Luckily the problem went away eventually and I was back to my standard 6-8 hours of sleep. I try to believe the mono test was a false negative, just so I have an answer, but I really have no idea. Going to the doctor should result in answers, not exhaustion because no one will listen

    streamoflilliesstreamoflilliesヶ月 前
  • This is why I can't stand it when this show talks about feminism. They are so comfortable complaining about fox news when they bend the truth to fit their narrative. But this show always does it when it comes to feminism and to some extent racism as well. From check just a small amount of the stuff. The study where they tested it on "males". It is most likely taken completely out of context as the study actually takes place on FEMALE rats... If somewhere in the study, whicj is unfortunately behind a pay wall, they mention the males thing, it is not a primary focus as like I said, the abstract discusses testing female rats. Who knows, maybe it says "it might have beneficial effects on prostate cancer... in males ... and requires further study". Even if the study focuses on the male effects, not brining the fact that the abstract focuses on female rats is very sneaky. And this part is probably the best part, the SAME research team that performed said study made another study for the same institute where they took, and get this, 60 female volunteers and 60 females in the at risk section to conduct a study where they did extra careful measurements during the menstrual cycle. So yeah... The statement that there are no differences in racial biology is just pure stupidity. There is potentially more than 100.000 years of different evolutionary patterns between black people and white people. Neanderthal split from homo sapiens some 500.000 years ago. If our pigments can change so can other details. We are clearly far closer related to black people if we are white than neanderthal, but humans and neanderthal could breed but there are big differences in biology between the species. There are a lot of studies on bone density differences, even accounting for life style and such that consistently proves that black males have a higher bone density than white males. The black skin is slower the absorb solvents rubbed on skin. Something that could be interpretted as thicker skin. A doctor can't know everything, so if you jump a doctor and ask them a question about differences in races then they will say what they believe and then it can be twisted by feminist researchers. - Are there differences in biology between races? - There are slight differences, the pigments tend to vary, in both skin, eyes and hair. Some studies suggest that skin thickness might affect certain properties other than UV-light absorption. - Could the difference in skin mean that a black person feels less pain? - I haven't read anything about it but I suppose it is possible. That's an example of how to fish data out of people to fit your narrative, now you can write it and exclude the way the doctor answered the questions. Even more sinister ways of questioning can add to the narrative. In fact, whenever you ask doctors about pain levels, the answer tends to be something like "pain is very individual and it's incredibly hard to measure.". There aren't any scientific scales to even measure it. Most of the time, if a patient tells a doctor they're in pain, the doctor tends to do something about it. And if you believe that FOX will fudge the truth or lie to fit their propagande then you should believe or even assume that the left does it too. The fact is the there is prejudice within the medical community, that is apparent. But when shows do this, they post things that are easy to disprove, or ignore facts that are highly relevant but means that it doesn't fit their preferred narrative it demolishes trust in everything the show does. It is also polarizing. If there is real feminist issues out there that I am unaware of, it will be harder to convince that it is true just because so much of the things that are out there is highly questionable if not complete nonsense. And when it comes to last week tonight or VOX, anything that touches on feminism tends to be riddled with half-truths. Either due to not verifying sources due to bias or by just chosing to ignore evidence counter to their opinion. So for me, whenever they talk about it, it is just incredibly hard to believe them. Which is sad since there is still a lot of thing that should be made more equal between men and women and the different races... A tip, if someone says that someone else said that someone did research on female bunny rectums to cure blindness in male owls. Then think for a second, would you, someone that is not educated within that scientific field, do a study like that? If not, then probably they wouldn't either and someone is lying... These are so easy to spot at fox, they aren't much harder to spot when the left-leaning media does it either, it's just that most of the liberal people choose to believe it, just like republicans choose to believe whatever fox says... I only checked the two claims I've taken up in this TL:DR comment and both of them are either false or deceitful in some way or another. And I checked the ones that sounded so incredibly stupid, it was so easy to find real facts about it. Took me less than two hours, for free, so HBO clearly found what I found and chose to ignore it and/or not bring it up to ensure their narrative becomes believable. Please, demand more from shows like this. Scientific accuracy is what us left people pride us on, then at least apply it to whatever your current bias is as well or you're not better than those fox viewers we always complain about. I have some experience within the fields of bio-technology and bio-chemistry.

    Henrik LHenrik Lヶ月 前
  • You know, John's so right! He has been very brave! He deserves a wowwypop!

    Nicholas ZiembaNicholas Ziembaヶ月 前
  • please upload high resolution picture of stay up late by brian swords, i'm want to use it as wallpaper for my computer, please please please. I love that painting

    Saniya 666Saniya 666ヶ月 前
  • “Yom Kippur ... is the worst time to ejaculate” is not the take I expected when I started watching this piece, but here we are. It’s not the only thing I took away, but it is something.

    Andrew WalkerAndrew Walkerヶ月 前
  • I try to be receptive to racial issues but Wanda Sikes rubs me the wrong way.

    Payton YoungPayton Youngヶ月 前
    • she doesn't even rub

      Ilan SmoldersIlan Smolders10 日 前
  • 16:30 exactly. That's why they just pretend the problem doesn't exist instead and call you a libtard for caring about black women.

    NeptuneWalkerNeptuneWalkerヶ月 前
  • Love John Oliver but disagree with him on the plane analogy. I found that really striking and evocative. Planes falling out the sky and all on-board dying is something the news always reports on and ppl care about. Knowing that black people are dying at that rate every day is incredibly sobering.

    Jaycie VictoryJaycie Victoryヶ月 前
  • Med student here and just about to graduate. I must say this is unfortunately so en pointe. A huge part of the problem is that we do not have enough diversity in our medical schools or the people who teach them. Our first two years of education is highly variable depending on school. At my school we hardly had any real Doctors (MD or DOs) teaching our curriculum-mainly white PhDs who’ve never seen a patient in their life. A huge reason why there isn’t enough diversity is because the admissions process largely favours those with money- it costs hundreds of dollars to take take the MCAT and thousands to apply. Not to mention, test prep companies capitalise on this market and give students with money a leg up to prepare for these tests. That’s one huge limiting factor to not having a diverse workforce in medical school. Obviously the other is the fact that (at least at my school) the faculty that read apps and interview are all white and carry their own biases. (As are the deans that hire them.) I’d also like to point out that in preclinical years we did not have a single practice standardised patient that was not white. Once we hit our 3rd and 4th year it’s been variable based on our hospital location as to the race of our patient population. Regulating the money at these med schools- they’ve become a business- would be a start because the schools themselves are simply not interested in diversifying the upcoming workforce. Instead, they just double-down on their emphasis of things (our multiple step board exams that cost thousands to even register for and thousands to buy the prep materials to study) that give people with wealth an advantage over their peers. I’m not saying all the wealthy people are white but the majority are and facts are facts because blacks have been particularly denied access to wealth in this country. In general, certain minorities have lower incomes and are just constantly at a disadvantage when it comes to everything leading up to entering medical school and this amplifies in medical school. We need more people of color as doctors and as faculty and deans running these schools. Without this, I don’t see how else the system will change.

    jellyphish420jellyphish420ヶ月 前
  • "the whitest of white men", but he can still get it🤣

    katie millskatie millsヶ月 前
  • lol I once had a doctor tell me my food allergies were just stress... 😳

    최나리최나리ヶ月 前
  • This was so funny I had a lady heart attack.

    Riley Raye McKinnonRiley Raye McKinnonヶ月 前
  • I'm studying medicine, and we have never been taught any of this racist shit. America is fucked up.

    RoseRoseヶ月 前
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    Nick BarnesNick Barnesヶ月 前
  • It’s just another way in which society prooves they don’t take women seriously. Our emotions are literally disregarded as dramatic and we’re called “drama queens” but u never hear of “drama kings”. Careers associated with women like teaching and nursing are deemed as less hard even tho nurses are literally getting us through this pandemic and risking their lives. And things associated with femininity are weak, yet masculinity is perceived as strong. So I’m not even surprised that even doctors don’t take our pain seriously.

    Tara CarmelinaTara Carmelinaヶ月 前
    • What's worse is that some women themselves enforce these biases in the work place with the way they treat other women. Why is society so fucking messed up !!

      Adenz_ A19Adenz_ A197 日 前
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    Ocie MaganaOcie Maganaヶ月 前
  • My mother died from doctors ignoring her, she left crying, afraid she was going to die...... and she died 2 hours later.

    Janeen FeblesJaneen Feblesヶ月 前
  • Try imagining trans people, then imagine being a trans person of color, we can be denied healthcare at hospitals

    Audrey StrouseAudrey Strouseヶ月 前
  • My horror story started when I was about 12/13 years old. Went to the doc for a normal check-up and my pulse was a bit high. The nurse asked me if I was nervous about something and I didn't think I was, so I told her so. She insisted I had to be nervous because my pulse shouldn't have been that high. So I literally had to wrack my brain for something I was maybe nervous about and didn't realize I was nervous about. No further questioning done. I was just a nervous 12/13 year old girl. Couple years later at another doctor check-up, when I was about 16/17 years old, the nurse noticed I had a higher than normal pulse. She asked if I was okay, if I was experiencing any pain anywhere. I said no, but sometimes I felt a bit faint if I stood up too fast and that I couldn't handle the heat. She asked me to go into more detail, so I did. I explained how when my dad or brother or stepmom could be outside in the heat for hours at a time no problem, I felt I couldn't last more than 30 minutes before needing to go inside. I explained sometimes it felt like my heart was fluttering when I moved too quickly and that I couldn't get a proper breath in. She relayed this to the doctor, who promptly told my father that I was being a hypochondriac and trying to get out of manual labor around the house by being lazy. This lead to multiple screaming matches with my dad when trying to get me to do manual labor outside and my refusal do work more than 30 minute stints before taking breaks because I felt like I would faint. His argument was always "The doctor said there is literally nothing wrong with you." When I moved from down south up north after graduation to live with my aunt and uncle, my aunt asked me to be her volunteer at her medical school (She needed a volunteer to practice blood work and other injections on) and I agreed. Both she and her teacher noticed my extremely high pulse (Because at this point the problem continued to escalate). Both discussed how odd that was and I just said "I've always had a high pulse." My aunt urged me to see a doctor, but I refused because my experience with doctors was always "There's nothing wrong with you." A year later when she started working in a medical office, I finally agreed to see the Nurse Practitioner because my aunt had told me stories on how this woman was a fantastic NP and she would at the least run some basic tests. My aunt expressed that she wouldn't stop pushing until testing proved nothing was wrong. I went to see the NP and the NP did an EKG my first visit. According to the EKG, I had an enlarged heart. She printed me out a copy of the EKG upon my request and immediately referred me for blood work. While I was waiting in line to get my blood drawn, I texted a picture of the EKG to my dad that said "Welp, I guess something was wrong lol." I think I was in shock and trying to find humor in the situation. My dad immediately called me and asked what he was looking at. I explained what the NP said and what the EKG showed and he started apologizing to me. He sounded like he was on the brink of tears. I was confused because it wasn't his fault, he's not a medical professional. He's a nuclear engineer. A doctor told him consistently that there was nothing medically wrong with me. That I was just trying to get out of working around the house. Thankfully, the blood work results showed that it wasn't an enlarged heart. I had hyperthyroidism, more specifically, Graves Disease. Now, there are multiple ways to treat this. A) Medication. B) Single injection of radioactive iodine. C) Surgery. The specialist I saw wanted me to take option B. I explained to said specialist that option B was not an option for me because I am *highly* allergic to iodine. I go into anaphylactic shock when I am exposed to iodine. (For those who don't know, that means the throat swells and I can't breathe). He was frustrated that I didn't even want to consider that a solution, but grudgingly decided to put me on medication instead. I was placed on a beta-blocker and a thyroid medication. Well, every time I took the beta-blocker I felt like my chest was burning and going to explode. It hurt, severely. I reported this to him and he refused to changed the medication. The NP, who had become my primary care physician, told me to stop taking the medication if it hurt that badly because that is a sign that the body is rejecting the medication. So I did and the specialist was suddenly unable to assist me further because "I refused his medical treatment and advise." My PCP gave me a choice: Try a different specialist or she would prescribe what she could. I chose to just let her handle my prescriptions because frankly, the specialist only furthered my own personal bias against the medical industry as a whole. This Nurse Practioner had become, in my eyes, the only trust-worthy medical professional who could help. The only one (My aunt obviously excluded) who took me seriously. At this point I was 20. I had so many tests done. I had a stress test, which I couldn't fully complete because they had to take me off the treadmill at two minutes due to my heart rate spiking up to 200 bpm (These are heart attack levels). I had multiple MRIs done. And all the while my PCP and I were playing a game of medication because my body would get used to the medication I was on and my bpm would spike again. She would raise the medication dosage, it would work for a bit, so she'd try to lower it slightly to find that sweet spot, my bpm would jump to worse than previously, so she'd raise it again. She kept insisting I needed to see a specialist, but I always responded with "I don't trust them with my body." I was going to the ER regularly because I was told that I needed to take each and every aspect of chest pain lasting longer than five minutes as a potential heart attack due to my high bpm. Then the worst thing happened. My PCP moved to a different field of medicine and couldn't see me anymore. She recommended other docs who could help me, but I was skeptical. I didn't want a new PCP, I didn't trust anyone else. My aunt started working with the new doctor who had replaced her and my aunt asked me to give him a try, because at the very least I needed someone to prescribe my medication. (Actually, the convo went more like "You're going to see him for your meds or you will die of a heart attack [Insert my full name here].") So I saw him and, to my surprise, he took my 22 years old self seriously. He told me that he looked through my chart and saw the issues I had with the specialist. He'd taken the time before I even walked in that office to go over ALL my files so he was up-to-date, as he was the "new person in this medical struggle and needed to do the proper homework." He told me, flat-faced, I needed surgery. The medication wasn't cutting it and I couldn't do the iodine treatment. He explained to me that he couldn't refer me to a general surgeon because he wasn't a specialist. A specialist had to do that. So he took the time to find a well-liked female specialist that wouldn't be too out of the way for me. He did all this... BEFORE I EVEN MET HIM. I was blown away by how in-depth and seriously he took me. So I saw the specialist and she agreed with him. I needed surgery. She referred me to a general surgeon she said she worked with numerous times before. She also told me that I needed to stop any form of drinking (Not that I was an alcoholic, but I enjoyed a glass or two of wine every now and then). She also advised that I quit smoking. I managed to stop the drinking, but smoking was proving to be a struggle. So I saw the surgeon and when the nurse took my levels, she asked me if I took the stairs. I said no, I had parked on the correct level so I didn't have to take the stairs. When I asked why, she silently showed me my bpm. 199 bpm. Let that sink in. At 22 years of age, my resting heart rate was 199 bpm. She then calmly stated that if I had taken the stairs, I likely would not have made it into the office. I instead would've been sent downstairs to the ER for a heart attack. I think it was her way of making sure I knew how serious this was. Apparently, my old prescription of meds wasn't working anymore. The surgeon saw me and was nervous about the surgery because it was a risk, a lot could go wrong. Usually, they place patients on iodine pills to lessen the risk of complications, but I have that pesky allergy. We scheduled the surgery and after a few more hiccups (Including one where I almost didn't get the surgery due to complications that would've delayed the surgery until after I was 23, lost my insurance, and couldn't pay for it) I finally did get surgery. My thyroid fully removed. He said my thyroid was actually stuck to my vocal chords, so it took a bit longer than expected as he had to pry my thyroid off my vocal chords without permanent damage. I don't know how he managed it, but other than my voice being a hiccup higher now, everything went as smoothly as possible. I tell this story like this because I was showing symptoms of hyperthyroidism at the age of fucking TWELVE and NO ONE took me seriously. I started showing advanced symptoms around the age of SIXTEEN and no one took me seriously. If my aunt hadn't pushed me to see someone, I would likely not be alive today. It only got so bad because it took me until I was NINETEEN for someone to do even the most basic of testing. TL;DR The American medical industry is fucking jacked up beyond belief that they would rather call a child a nervous hypochondriac rather than take the time, money, and effort to double-check whether or not she's telling a story for attention or if there really is something wrong. They'd rather a young woman die than be proven wrong. And it's sickening.

    BratistBratistヶ月 前
  • Did he just do a Waluigi impression at the owners of HBO?

    שחר אטדגישחר אטדגיヶ月 前
  • I am dying because of a doctor who I blindly trusted and who abandoned me after causing me to get HA double pneumonia and HA septic shock. I was on a ventilator for 5 days in the ICU and my family was told I likely would not survive. All of this started with a kidney stone that I passed. I was in the hospital an additional 12 days and released AGAIN with a mass still in my kidney. I had to go 60 miles outside of the town I live in for an operation to fix what they did. Now, 4 years later I slowly am finding out that while on the vent, every organ in my body was damaged, including my heart. I am too sick to travel and the local doctors seem fearful of helping me after they see my hospital records (even though there is nothing I can do because NYS does not have a date of discovery rule for malpractice cases.) I suffer every day and my life has literally been destroyed by their actions/lack of action. Everyone I helped (a lot) during my entire life has deserted me as I am no longer useful to them. Added to that, I was taking the now recalled Valsartan (made in China) for years. It contained the toxin NDMA (an ingredient used to make tires and rocket fuel that is outlawed in the USA.) I no longer trust the medical and pharmaceutical companies or our government. EVERYTHING is about money and my life means nothing to anyone. I will not take the vaccine. If it is forced upon me, I prefer jail as I cannot imagine feeling worse than I already do. I refuse to let them put more toxins in my body. If not for my grandchildren, I would give up entirely. (BTW, I worked 44 plus years as an admin asst and cannot afford the dental care I desperately need. Maybe if I get put in jail, I can get help with that.) I know one other person who had a horribly botched surgery at the same hospital. She is experiencing similar issues in her quest for justice. Make no mistake, in this country (at least where I live), health care is nothing but a business. And, if you are a single female, your health concerns will likely be dismissed (as your being an emotional female) by the medical community, esp if they make a mistake.

    Truth MattersTruth Matters2 ヶ月 前
  • Only John Oliver can make you feel bad for At&T 😂

    Dj QDj Q2 ヶ月 前
  • John Oliver reacts to Doctor Mike reacts to John Oliver on Bias in Medicine!

    Geo ManGeo Man2 ヶ月 前
  • wanda was probably sent home with a codine ibu hybrid, the mix in codine but still call it ibu or tylonol with a number, not argueing the racism, she shoulda got somthing stronger, iv had tylonol 4(a similar mix) and it barely did shit

    kyarri2kyarri22 ヶ月 前
  • BuT aLl PeOpLe ArE eQuAl

    Der PinguinDer Pinguin2 ヶ月 前
  • I love to play one game, you look at his hair and determine how old the video is.

    agent Magent M2 ヶ月 前
  • If a woman who was saying this there would a lot of people calling her a feminazi I think... maybe?

    Slush PuppySlush Puppy2 ヶ月 前
  • We need more of these conversations! This is such a huge problem(not just in the US) I have to pretty much find a woman of colour doctor to be taken seriously. Its ridiculous. for example. I got run down by an SUV (as a pedestrian) and the ER doctor tells me to go home and take an ibuprofen. REALLY? I wish that was my only story. It breaks my heart to think of all the people that have been suffering/have suffered because of this.

    Serena dmSerena dm2 ヶ月 前
  • In fourth grade I broke my arm in 3 different places was rushed to the hospital to a doctor who fucked up resetting my arm. It looked like I had two elbows. Turns out he was convicted of writing false prescriptions or oxy for his daughter to fill for him. Eventually I was able to go to Vanderbilt university hospital and get my arm fixed. 4 surgeries and a couple hundred grand down the shitter I got it fixed and to Dr Stuts thank you for fixing me up you are still the coolest doctor I have met to this day. To the junkie fuckhead you fucked up in the first place I hope you suffer everyday for the rest of your life for what you have to me and other patients eat shit and die.

    Julian VincentJulian Vincent2 ヶ月 前
  • Agreed, but periods are still considered a curse by many. #justsayin

    ythoytho2 ヶ月 前
  • when i was 9 i broke my leg and it took like a day of not being able to walk for my parents to take it seriously then again i was kind of a pussy of a nine-year-old so make of it what you will

    HungerGamesFan88HungerGamesFan882 ヶ月 前
  • Testing efficacy of a treatment for women by examining only men? You know, a couple years ago I might have thought that the culture was at a place where we might say, "you know, they're trying." But really, if you're medical professionals, I don't see how anyone can reasonably conclude that a treatment for women could be tested on men. At all.

    kilroy987kilroy9872 ヶ月 前
  • Menstruation was called "The Curse" in the 50s, but that was still an improvement over the 30s, when it was called "Lower Gross Throat."

    Huey TranHuey Tran2 ヶ月 前
  • I have been going to the doctor multiple times a year with complaints about pain and fatigue since I was 15 (I am now 21) and it wasn't until last month that a doctor bothered to run my ANA and other antibodies. Turns out something is up with my antibodies and I might have lupus (I am seeing a specialist next week to figure out it) which has gone untreated for 6 years. I was told for years that my symptoms are probably just depression or stress

    AndPeggyAndPeggy2 ヶ月 前
  • Me sees the episode:oh crap I'm Latino Remembers that I have a female asian doctor: I'm fine

    Wet P L A N TWet P L A N T2 ヶ月 前
  • Ain't this the truth! In my late 20s, I had a stroke. The hospital I went to - whose name is synonymous with a certain German emperor - I was given several drug tests before they figured out it was due to a common condition that regularly causes young people to stroke out.. I firmly think that, had I been a white male instead of a black female, they would have spent much less time bullshitting

    SaraSara2 ヶ月 前
  • Random question that wasn't answered in the video. Are these Bias's worldwide or primarily 'Merica and if they are primarily 'Merica then it would be an idea to collab with doctors from other area's to debunk the obvious stereotypes. I guess the problem there is the 'Mericans doctors likely think they know the most so why Collab with a European country that has more female then male doctors.

    Barnes falconBarnes falcon2 ヶ月 前
  • There are biological differences between the 2 races. (10:00) that is how race is defined.

    Nathaniel CoffinNathaniel Coffin2 ヶ月 前
    • @Sarah Sutherland actually, I already knew this definition. they should do their research and not perpetuate false information.

      Nathaniel CoffinNathaniel Coffinヶ月 前
    • @Nathaniel Coffin Quick, someone get a hold of John Oliver's team, Nathanial Coffin of the JPworlds Comments googled a definition, they need to be hear about this information.

      Sarah SutherlandSarah Sutherlandヶ月 前
    • as an example: skin color

      Nathaniel CoffinNathaniel Coffin2 ヶ月 前
  • "Women are half the population". Me sitting in an Indian state with female foeticide and infanticide is rampant and therefore women are not really half the population: uh... I wish.

    Dyuti BasuDyuti Basu2 ヶ月 前
  • I love John‘s constant feud with AT&T.

  • Dr. Mike did a response to this video. It's interesting, check it out:

    Darth Utah 66Darth Utah 662 ヶ月 前
  • I went to the doctor with throat issues and all they did was give me meds. It confirmed my fear of going to the doctor's.

    Coolnvigilant OutreachCoolnvigilant Outreach2 ヶ月 前
  • Sage advice from Wanda Sykes. Women are told to bring a friend if they see a male doctor, why not bring a white or lighter-skinned friend who is not afraid to use connections or go full on Karen?

    Jessica Victoria CarrilloJessica Victoria Carrillo3 ヶ月 前
  • Women are just men who has WO.

    Mhakoy xDMhakoy xD3 ヶ月 前
  • I agree to him on this one because most cadavers (for anatomy purposes) are men becauss the bias are: Women has numerous unecesaary fats, the muscles were small, some glands were tiny and many more. Most models in anatomy are men. So yeah. The only subject I came across in all of my medicine education thas full women part is - OB-Gyne subject.

    Mhakoy xDMhakoy xD3 ヶ月 前
  • are american doctors just psychiatrists? All have obvious biases, abrasive and refuse to believe other people exist and all that jazz? Now lemme rant a little about one of my experiences, I'm a caucasian male teen who has massive familial issues that lead to become suicidal to an almost chronic degree, I was often told by psychiatrists I was "doing it for attention" and other perfect arguments, one even threaten to call the cops on my fat arse because I'm an emotional mess even though I posed no threat. in other words, fuck psychiatrists.

    VapidVapid3 ヶ月 前
  • Wow, not only America cant get an accessible health system in place like the rest of the world has figured out, but is systematically racist and sexist. Wonders never cease , and not in a good way.

    skitzvitzskitzvitz3 ヶ月 前
  • Women do complain more then men. So doctors act accordingly. Unpleasant fact.

    Aaron WentzelAaron Wentzel3 ヶ月 前
    • @Aaron Wentzel uhu

      Ilan SmoldersIlan Smolders10 日 前
    • @Ilan Smolders It was a joke...

      Aaron WentzelAaron Wentzel10 日 前
    • piss off dickhead

      Ilan SmoldersIlan Smolders10 日 前
  • Before my mom died we found out that she had at least four massive heart attacks. The doctors told us that even massive heart attacks can present with symptoms that resemble indigestion.

    Vegan VikingVegan Viking3 ヶ月 前
  • thank you john oliver

    Candid_VeganCandid_Vegan3 ヶ月 前
  • There is nothing you can do if you are a black woman, I am fully prepared to die because I can never go to the doctor again. It's ridiculous and I'd rather just live in pain and illness 🤷🏾‍♀️

    TrinaTrina3 ヶ月 前
  • This was so triggering...

    TrinaTrina3 ヶ月 前
  • I love that he just shaded all of the Housewives of New Your, Tinsley would definitely freeze her dead dog though.

    Ivelisse GonzalezIvelisse Gonzalez3 ヶ月 前
  • Another interesting story: Last week i was talking with a female friend about her upcoming wedding. She needed to change the date at the venue where she is having it and thought if she called it would be a simple process that wouldn't take very long. She called 10 TIMES and kept getting the run around from the male employee she was talking to. All these bullshit excuses and rigmarole. Her husband went down there and 30 minutes later the date was changed. And that literally happened last week. It's supposed to be her special day and this is how she gets treated? I suggested she change the venue. If she does she loses her $600 deposit. It's ridiculous the sexism that is still alive and well these days.

    William JacksonWilliam Jackson3 ヶ月 前
  • Case in point: friend of mine suffered a back injury when he was younger and was doing physical therapy for years. Finally his doctors pretty much told him there wasn't anything they could do other than prescribe him 180 muscle relaxers a month. Not surprising he got addicted to them. And yes, he was white. To the cops he was a drug addict even though they were prescribed to him.

    William JacksonWilliam Jackson3 ヶ月 前
  • Oh discrimination isn't just with physical problems too-- mental health problems are exactly the same way. I'm AFAB (assigned female at birth) and I have both ADHD and very probably ASD too. Because both of those are considered to be "little white boy" diseases, I wasn't diagnosed with ADHD until I was 16. We still don't know about the autism because testing is extremely expensive. As a result of not being diagnosed and treated for my ADHD for so long, I now have Numerous other mental health problems, from anxiety to depression to frickin PTSD (all diagnosed). And I'm LUCKY, believe or not. I got diagnosed at 16, correctly the first time around, and I'm white. If you throw in race for ADHD and autism, you're much more likely to be misdiagnosed with BPD or ODD. So. The whole system is a damn mess from the toes to brain and full of biases.

    rey benes misasirey benes misasi3 ヶ月 前
  • Basically, with sex the issue in medicine is that it assumes conditions present the same in men amd women, and with race the issue is that people think conditions present super differently for no reason whatsoever. So stupid.

    HaichieHaichie3 ヶ月 前
  • I had a sinus infection once and went to urgent care. She made it clear she couldn’t give me pain medicine, I said ok that’s great how about some antibiotics??? Which is what I’m here for. Bitch

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    Jenna RannaJenna Ranna3 ヶ月 前
  • I should thank my professor for getting this ingrained in my head - hypochondria SHOULD NEVER BE the first differential diagnosis for any symptom, leave alone pain. And yes, heart attack symptoms can be VERY ATYPICAL in women and the elderly, sometimes complaining only of unusual fatigue or sweating.

    Manoj KumarManoj Kumar3 ヶ月 前
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  • They have lupus? DEVIL LUPUS BE GONE!!!

    Christina I Of the Royal House of NowellChristina I Of the Royal House of Nowell3 ヶ月 前
  • The belief about black people’s thicker skin is supported by a stereotype that especially black people like to bring up: „blacks don’t crack.“

    Celisar1Celisar13 ヶ月 前
  • I've never EVER been given drugs for anything. Not once. I've always been told to just take some ibu-fucking-profin. Most of my friends have a stock pile of drugs. On the occasions that I have had pain, including one occasion where I believed I was having a heart attack, they told me I was wrong. I'm not a person of color, but many people of color laugh at this. They are dismissing my experience because racism can be the only factor that is relevant. They make it clear that only their experience matters. Obviously, it can't be greed or incompetence that means something. Only the color of your skin. When they say black lives matter, I think that they are saying only their lives matter. Black lives matter is racist too. It means you're the same. Congrats on that.

    Katheryne MeroKatheryne Mero3 ヶ月 前
  • I had a knee surgery at 13 and they gave me opioids, a 13 year old white girl. Why on earth would they give me opioids not a grown ass woman who had a double mastectomy. The fuck America.

    Cake is My cityCake is My city3 ヶ月 前
  • So the Final Attack is to go full Karen... funny... I'm a white man and none of that worked for me... all I got was a "man up and get a job. Here are some crazy pills, now get the fuck out of my office." By every female physician and psychiatrist I ever had.

    MCPunk55MCPunk553 ヶ月 前
  • Meh... I take it with a grain of salt, at least when it comes to the sexes. See, men are expected to "man up", in any scenario, which, as it has happened, and still happens to me, makes physicians actually ignore and abandon us, especially when the problem is a chemical unbalance in the brain called Major Depressive Disorder. If there's so much "male privilege" in medicine, why is the male suicide rate prohibitively high? Why are men the most affected by workplace casualties and injuries? Keep in mind, what I'm saying, is WORLDWIDE. America is not the world, it's the cave where those who ran away from natural evolution reside, and even in America, you will find what I'm saying.

    MCPunk55MCPunk553 ヶ月 前
  • Aren't there biological differences between the races?! You know, the amount of melamine, the overall shape of the cranium and facial features? More elastic skin? Yeah, there are biological differences between races. That's why they're called RACES.

    MCPunk55MCPunk553 ヶ月 前
    • @MTLGSE Hm... sorry. Fallout 4 is currently speaking louder.

      MCPunk55MCPunk553 ヶ月 前
    • @MCPunk55 I'm sure you could muster some time in between watching cars go vroooom and wrestlers go bang bang.

      MTLGSEMTLGSE3 ヶ月 前
    • @MTLGSE Indeed. I could elaborate but I fear words may be too difficult for you.

      MCPunk55MCPunk553 ヶ月 前
    • @MCPunk55 clearly a quality answer from someone who's parents aren't siblings.

      MTLGSEMTLGSE3 ヶ月 前
    • @MTLGSE Your parents are siblings, aren't they?!

      MCPunk55MCPunk553 ヶ月 前
  • Women cry wolf in court, not the hospital. Unless they're past the age of 60, in which case, it's a battle to see who's got the most surgeries, illnesses and takes the most pills...

    MCPunk55MCPunk553 ヶ月 前