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  • Implicit bias prevents women from obtaining prompt treatment for health problems

    Communication professor Charee Thompson and graduate student Sara Babu

    Communication professor Charee Thompson, right, and graduate student Sara Babu co-wrote a study about women’s struggles to obtain medical treatment and emotional support for chronic health conditions, which they say represents a form of implicit bias and disempowerment that denies women’s knowledge of their bodies and health.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Charee Thompson, call 217-300-7939; email

    The paper “Women’s experiences of health-related communicative disenfranchisement” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2022.2137772