6: The Career Woman's Disease (Part 1)
The myth that Black women don’t develop endometriosis is almost a century old and yet it still permeates to this day. Where did this idea come from? How did endometriosis come to be labeled the “career woman’s disease?” And, why is it harder for Black patients, and working class patients, to get diagnosed? Today’s episode is the first in a two-part series exploring how race and class influence endometriosis diagnosis and treatment. We learn about the story of the doctor who established this myth — and one doctor who dedicated his life to debunking it.