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In th e 1960s , fe m in is ts v o ice d th e ir o u tra g e a b o u t the he a lth ca re sy s te m in th e U n ited S ta te s w h ic h ro u tin e ly d is c r im in a te d a g a in s t w o m e n and , in so d o in g , lite ra lly je o p a rd iz e d th e ir h e a lth a n d w e ll-b e in g . O v e r a d e c a d e la te r, w o m e n ’s h e a lth a d v o c a te s s till s tre sse d th e n e e d fo r re fo rm o f th is m a le -d o m in a te d in s titu tio n b e c a u s e o f th e o n -g o in g th re a t to the he a lth o f A m e r ic a n w o m e n . In th e m id 1990s, so m e th ir ty five y e a rs a fte r w o m e n b e g a n th e ir f ig h t fo r q u a lity a n d e q u ita b le tre a tm e n t fro m th e m e d ica l p ro fe ss io n , w o m e n u n fo rtu ­ n a te ly c o n tin u e to c o n fro n t p ro b le m s on n u m e ro u s le ve ls in c lu d in g d is c r im in a tio n in m e d ic a l re se a rch and in th e a va ila b ility o f in s u ra n c e and he a lth ca re p ro v id e rs . M o s t a la rm in g , h o w e ve r, is th e fa c t th a t w o m e n to d a y — like w o m e n in th e 6 0 s a n d b e fo re — la c k in fo rm a tio n , u n d e rs ta n d in g , and a d e q u a te d ia g n o s e s and tre a tm e n t fro m th e ir he a lth c a re g iv e rs .