Gender Bias in Pediatric Pain Assessment https://academic.oup.com/jpepsy/adv...jpepsy/jsy104/5273626?redirectedFrom=fulltext Journal of Pediatric Psychology, jsy104, https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsy104 Brian D Earp et al, Published: 04 January 2019 (Paywall) Could this explain my first experience of being dismissed by the medical profession? At age 9 I fell off a horse. Complained of a sore arm. Was taken to the doctor who diagnosed bruising, x-ray deemed unnecessary. Continued complaining the next week or so about arm. Taken back to the doctor. Bruising much reduced, told to “be a big girl”, x-ray again deemed unnecessary. Continued complaining another week or so. Taken back to the doctor, this time by a friend's mother, one of those scary human bulldozer types. She told the doctor “I know this girl, she's tough as nails. If she says she's sore she is sore. I'm not leaving the clinic till she's had an x-ray”. Three outcomes. One, with that short statement she had earned my eternal devotion: she alone had seen I had been being a “big girl” all along. Two, I got that x-ray. Three, I was treated for the broken arm I had had all along.