There are a lot of reasons you might want to have a female doctor. For one, it makes many women feel more comfortable during exams. For another, according to research, female doctors tend to have patients who live longer than their male counterparts. Still, women remain unequal in the medical workforce, with men occupying more prestigious roles and leadership slots.
"Hysteria" and the Strange History of Vibrators | Psychology Today
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Doctors Created Vibrators After Growing Tired of Masturbating 'Hysterical' Women
Female hysteria was once a common medical diagnosis for women, which was described as exhibiting a wide array of symptoms , including anxiety , shortness of breath , fainting , nervousness, sexual desire , insomnia , fluid retention , heaviness in the abdomen, irritability , loss of appetite for food or sex , paradoxically sexually forward behaviour , and a "tendency to cause trouble for others". Its diagnosis and treatment were routine for hundreds of years in Western Europe. In Western medicine hysteria was considered both common and chronic among women. The American Psychiatric Association dropped the term hysteria in Even though it was categorized as a disease, hysteria's symptoms were synonymous with normal functioning female sexuality.
There are countless articles on the subject , and even a film, Hysteria, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal. Evidence from the time does show that vibrators were used as medical treatment, but applied to all areas of the body for conditions as varied as gout and hearing loss. Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for extreme menstrual cramps, and uterine prolapse is when the uterus slips from its normal position and into the vagina.