Health charities warn women with UTIs are “patronised” and “not believed”.

Health charities warn women with UTIs are “patronised” and “not believed” when seeking medical help as new research reveals “medical misogyny”

Research by Garmin finds 40% of young women say they have been accused of over-exaggerating symptoms of UTIs.

While it’s clear that already strained services and a lack of funding contributed to the impact of the pandemic on the healthcare system, health inequality isn’t something that’s unique to Covid-19.

Instead, it’s often the result of commonly misunderstood, misrepresented and mistreated conditions that disproportionately affect women, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)endometriosis and urinary tract infections (UTIs).

New research from fitness company Garmin, published by The Independent, found that 40% of young women say they have been accused of over-exaggerating symptoms of UTIs or being “overdramatic” about their wellbeing when seeing a doctor. 45% also said they’ve had their UTI symptoms written off as “part of being a woman”.

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