Video Pick: Sick While Single

If you’re divorced, widowed, or never-married, you’re right to worry about what might happen if you get sick – but probably not for the reasons you think. Joan DelFattore, Ph.D., shares personal stories and extensive research showing how the stereotyping of patients without current partners can affect their medical treatment, and even threaten their lives.

Anti-single bias in health care is one of the issues DelFattore discusses in her new book, a memoir/research hybrid that explores the identity of woman independent of wife, mother, or romantic partner. Her essays on single life have appeared at the Washington Post, Psychology Today, Psych Central, Kevin MD, Quartz (co-authored with Bella DePaulo) — and, of course, Singular Magazine.

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