Amazon’s Attack on Women’s Health

Source: The American Prospect
by David Dayen

“Aaron Wilt’s mother and sister are physicians; as the black sheep of the family, he went to college for computer science. He found a way back into the family preoccupation with medicine, however. Wilt’s mother suffered from an ailment known as pelvic floor dysfunction. His wife had similar issues after the birth of their children. Through research, he learned that this malady affected as many as 1 in 3 Americans, predominantly women, though many were embarrassed to discuss it. ‘I talked to some of these women on the phone,’ he told me. ‘Even in 2015, it would be rare for a woman to speak to a man on some of these issues. Women were crying to me on the phone. It was very clear that they were being underserved.’ Pelvic floor dysfunction occurs when the muscles inside the body around the pelvis are impaired.” (11/19/21)