Bias In Medicine: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


  1. hayden3112

    hayden3112日 前

    Well if they used a male body to reduce uterus and breast cancer then we have eradicated both that’s a win

  2. Arty Charlie

    Arty Charlie日 前

    oh that's why when i went to the drs myself I'd be told it was growing pains/period pains, but when i went with my dad I'd leave with an armful of medication...

  3. Firapu Roki

    Firapu Roki日 前


  4. Toy - Man

    Toy - Man2 日 前

    I envy the US' medical system. Here in the Philippines, doctors and hospitals are full of horseshit.

  5. Slug Gamer

    Slug Gamer2 日 前

    Woah actually exists...

  6. Isa K

    Isa K2 日 前

    I had my GP dismiss my constant tiredness, weight gain and heavy migraines as "that's just because you're on the pill". I had been on it for 10 years without any problems at that point and the problems turned out to be a severe thyroid underfunction. Thanks GP -.-

  7. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown3 日 前

    15:50. I hope he sued the hell out of that hospital!

  8. ZYCalice

    ZYCalice3 日 前

    agree with the most, although for the pain level it might be just educating the doctors on how self reported pain level cannot always be trusted and should be adjusted - although the way the textbook made the generalization could be misleading

  9. Timppa 3

    Timppa 34 日 前

    Why are these medical claims obviously wrong? If one "race" has evolved to have paler skin in order to absorb more nutrients from sunlight, I would've assumed other things could have changed too.

  10. Pinakamataas

    Pinakamataas4 日 前

    There are anatomical differences between races. Like hair thickness (and color), eye color, lean muscle index, bone shape and many others, most importantly though - prevalence of several diseases, but none of them can allow racist attitude in any field, least of all creating this bias.

  11. Yeet Man

    Yeet Man5 日 前

    “I have a friend who loves complaining to doctors” *well that’s oddly specific*

  12. Ruth Robinson

    Ruth Robinson5 日 前

    Can I please just say that native Americans are not more likely to give wizard numbers. I am white as fuck and there is no way I’m ever going to use 6 or 8 when I could use 7. I actively and irrationally avoid non primes as much as possible and that has fuck all to do with my race

  13. Tammy Malik

    Tammy Malik5 日 前

    Tragically black woman died last week in MKE of heart attack because of this. White people are getting a taste of this if they have chronic pain, esp women. Pain is the new buzzword for "drug seeking" or "mental illness". I can only imagine how black ladies with chronic pain are being treated

  14. Flame that Sings to the Wind

    Flame that Sings to the Wind5 日 前

    HE IS A MAN?????!!!!!!????!!!!!!!????

  15. Barbora Darmová

    Barbora Darmová6 日 前

    Same in Europe. I am a female and an immigrant. Most often they either think I am imagining my symptoms or I just fake it to get a prescription for something. Most recently I was thought to be an insurance fraud because my card had expired and I didn't notice.

  16. Klinkenstecker22

    Klinkenstecker226 日 前

    Well, here in germany the doctors are not that mean. They have to do their job, no matter if woman or man or whatever colour

  17. Castiel Ware

    Castiel Ware7 日 前

    I've been on birth control for two years, my doctor asked me about my period and one of the side effects I have is having a very long time between periods or none at all and I told her that I haven't had my period in two months and the first thing she asked was if I took a pregnancy test.... She didn't even bother to look at my chart to see that I had put on there that 1) I'm on birth control and 2) I'm fucking lesbian!

  18. Monika

    Monika8 日 前

    It's not only US issue... I gained 20kg in 6 months despite not changing anything in my life and when I told him that and the fact that I go to the gym 4-5 days a week, he just smirked and said "what's the point of lying to a doctor?" Basically just saying that the only reason that's possible for my weigth gain is laziness :) I just walked out and for next few years I just didn't go to any other doctor so I don't have to hear some bs like that again. Turned out I have Hashimoto, I have proper meds now (that I will have to take forever) and my weight went almost back to my regular one.

  19. darkstar2874

    darkstar28748 日 前

    I’m aware how much work goes into these episodes but could we get a part two on medical bias against the LGBT community? Between the trans community and the MSM blood ban you’d have plenty of material

  20. DemonLord518

    DemonLord5188 日 前

    I had an experience about 4 or 5 years ago where my mom and I went to the doctors to see why I was lethargic, drossy, and why I gained 80 pounds during the previous year. The “doctor” didn’t bother looking at my bloodwork and instead blamed my obese mother for not watching what I eat. Several months to a year later I learned I had a thyroid condition and I was given a pill to take once a day for the rest of my life and lost over half of that weight and regained my energy. It’s been 6 or 7 years since then and although it started around the same time as the lethargy, I have daily, nonstop dizzy spells that have gotten worse over time. It’s kept me from working, learning how to drive, and being successful in school. I’ve had hundreds of tests done from dozens of doctors and have gotten no answer other than the tests coming back as “normal”.

  21. Austin Cirillo

    Austin Cirillo9 日 前

    Dam women & they're wandering wombs😁

  22. Asexual Individual

    Asexual Individual10 日 前

    It's also an issue for permanent birth control. If a woman chooses to get sterilised, for no medical reason, they have just decided that they don't want children and want to make sure they can't. They have to go through possibly years worth of hoops, dealing with constant referrals and being told to "wait for a bit to make sure that you're sure", being judged as "too young and immature to make that decision", told "You'll change your mind later", and so on.

  23. Alpha Wolf

    Alpha Wolf10 日 前

    14k thumbs down...that's the problem right there

  24. Kaylor Jacobs

    Kaylor Jacobs10 日 前

    When I was 8 years old I was having severe abdominal pain, a fever, and I had vomitted (only once) for about a day. My mom worked in a hospital for many years at the front desk, so she had no medical degree but she picked up a lot of information over the years. She took me in at 2 am because I was just getting worse (she had to carry me in because I was in too much pain to walk). She told the male doctor my symptoms and what she thought was happening..... Appendicitis. He refused to take any blood tests on me or whatever they do to test my appendix, and told her she was just an over protective mother and all I had was the flu so she was to just take me home. My was furious and stood up for me. He finally agreed to do some tests. When they came back he was really concerned because they didn't look good. Yep, I had appendicitis. Surgeon said that it had been leaking and I was only a few hours away from it rupturing. I can only imagine what would have happened if my mom had just listened to the doctor

  25. ocean shaw

    ocean shaw12 日 前

    hang on doctors should study women bodys because all boys are girl until they get there y cromazon

  26. Redacted

    Redacted13 日 前

    The same thing happens with age. Doctors assume that old people complain about every little thing and assume that people with dementia don't know what they are saying.

  27. Robert Texidor

    Robert Texidor14 日 前

    I bring my husband with me to the hospital or any doctor visit just because I’m sick of being treated like a lesser human.

  28. BeachGnome

    BeachGnome15 日 前

    Having mental illness often means having all of your physical symptoms brushed off as being nothing.

  29. Ondřej Zástěra

    Ondřej Zástěra16 日 前

    Last daS Tonight with Spectacles McDorky

  30. GregTom2

    GregTom216 日 前

    Most new medical practitioners are women, most of the money spent on pharmaceuticals is for women, and women really do have a higher rate of pain conditions like fibromyalgia for which prescribing opiates is indeed a terrible idea. And women have a life expectancy advantage of 3 years. But do feel free to claim that you're being oppressed because of pharmacokinetics studies in the 90ies and because your heart attacks are twice as rare, less obvious and less deadly then men's.

  31. Matt Gonzalez

    Matt Gonzalez4 日 前

    Finally, a commenter who doesn't have his head up his ass! Thank you, you are a breath of fresh air

  32. Frank Parra

    Frank Parra17 日 前

    That atnt gag gets me everytime

  33. Happiercat 477

    Happiercat 47718 日 前

    Blacks and whites do have differences,my guy. I.E. sickle cell, heart medications, etc.

  34. Sarah Seriah

    Sarah Seriah18 日 前

    When I broke my foot (the break went completely through the bone and was accompanied by a severe sprain) I was in immense pain 24/7. I was never offered pain medicine by my doctor, who was a white man. When I had to have an "emergency" appointment to have my cast removed and a new one made because it was constricting bloodflow, the doctor who was seeing me (a woman of color) asked me what pain medicine I had been given, and when I told her I hadn't been prescribed any, she asked if I needed it and proceeded to write me two different prescriptions when I said yes. Up until then, I was only sleeping about thirty minutes at a time, waking up again from the pain, and eventually falling asleep again out of exhaustion to then repeat the cycle thirty minutes later. After being given pain medicine I was able to sleep through the night for the first time since I had broken my foot. I can't even imagine what it's like for people with illnesses or injuries that cause chronic pain. I hope we fix our healthcare system so that people aren't forced to suffer because their doctor doesn't believe then.

  35. Shadow Gamer

    Shadow Gamer18 日 前

    Wait why the fuck does it say Hispanics believe such and such as if it's a religion? I mean I know I'm expecting too much from racists, but come one.

  36. Shadow Gamer

    Shadow Gamer18 日 前

    Fun fact: race has literally no basis in biological reality, and there are no genes found in members of one group we might call race that cannot be found in a different one

  37. Shadow Gamer

    Shadow Gamer15 日 前

    @GregTom2 I mean even using "race" as a medical term is not really productive unless you are talking about the social ramifications of perceived race in specific societies. It's much better to use things like area of origin because certain populations have certain issues because of the area they developed in. For example people around the Mediterranean have issues with sicle cell anemia because of a specific gene that protects from malaria but causes said anemia, and that's regardless of skin colour.

  38. GregTom2

    GregTom215 日 前

    @Shadow Gamer Damnit. I looked it up and you're right. I misremembered something. While you do give hydralazine+nitrates to patients who cannot receive ACE inhibitors, in african american patients you would give all three (four, including the BB). Ref: 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure I'll take down my earlier comment.

  39. Shadow Gamer

    Shadow Gamer16 日 前

    @GregTom2 What exactly are you reffering to? There isnt really a different heart medication for African Americans on the market. While a specific drug was marketed in 2005 explicitly towards African Americans, it's not like generic heart failure medication isn't effective, and it's absolutely not harmful. Not to mention that the way that said drug was tested and whether it's actually necessary or effective is hotly debated, with most scientists agreeing it was a marketing scam Any disparities between African Americans and white people in deaths by heart disease are due to social disparities, differences in diet, disparities of wealth, access to health care, and as this video covers, bias in medicine And again, race is not a biological reality. There is more variability between two members of the same "race" than between two members of different "races". This has been clearly established since the 70s. There is no gene that can be found in one specific "race" that can't be found in another. Don't spread misinformation please

  40. JaySilverhood

    JaySilverhood19 日 前

    Idk why I keep watching this episode because of how he said The Babadook

  41. Niel van Steenderen

    Niel van Steenderen19 日 前

    I disagree with the reframing of the number of planes falling out of the sky was silly. 2 planes fell out of the sky and there is an international outcry, the air is investagted, fines handed out, etc. 83000 is a hard number to visualise but it also points to the disproportionate news coverage and subsequent action in comparison to the 2 ways to die.

  42. Matouš Pikous

    Matouš Pikous20 日 前

    Test: Do black people have more colagen in their skin? Mr. Oliver: Holly shit, you don’t expexct to hear that in medical school.

  43. BladesWillxBleed

    BladesWillxBleed20 日 前

    There are biological differences in the races such as bone density. That's actually taken into account in Marine Corps boot camp during the swimming part and helps a lot of black people pass basic training. Before that was considered there was an abnormally High dropout rate during that part of training. Also let's not forget drug tests, which can affect people of color worse do to the different structure of the hair. We see this in Athletics with different muscle structures. Biologically we are animals and animals that develop and evolve in different Geographic environments evolve different biological Anatomy. I'm sure John's about to say it himself cuz I only made it halfway through the video (10:15-10:25) before stopping to add this but I know I'm about to see some cherry picking, already am.

  44. Bianca Ilie

    Bianca Ilie21 日 前

    "You're too white to talk about that" you know thats racism too. Who cares about that? Its great that you speak up against all this injustice, you educate people, who cares if your black or white

  45. Picking With Dick

    Picking With Dick22 日 前

    Yes Mister programmer. Let us all know our white quilt. Thank you funny man. My program is 1.09 now! ORANGE MAN BAD!

  46. luvmibratt

    luvmibratt22 日 前

    So true ..2 wisdom teeth removed at once got sent home with I B FUCKIN PROPHIN smmfh 😠😠😠

  47. John Walker

    John Walker24 日 前

    That's bullshit,I couldn't get any GD pain pills!

  48. Isaiah Clayton

    Isaiah Clayton25 日 前

    NOOOOO, not an MJ joke.Cmon lol

  49. Tiesa Ortega

    Tiesa Ortegaヶ月 前

    I had a black woman doctor call a drug specialist on me because the Morphine they gave me wasn’t working after giving birth back to back thinking that I was a drug attic come to find out I was allergic to morphine and The Specialists Who she sent into interview me to see if I liked drugs I guess I had to cuss him out and the hole Situation turned me off and I never went back to that OB/GYN after giving birth.

  50. Lizard

    Lizardヶ月 前

    Actually I'm ok with bringing back calling periods "the curse" seems more accurate since unlike an actual period which is small and signals the end of a complete sentence or thought while periods never seem to end unless you're pregnant or hit menopause, I literally had someone ask me why I had ANOTHER period a month later as if I only get it once a year.

  51. Jessie Hudgens

    Jessie Hudgensヶ月 前

    I'm mixed and I bring my white mom in with me bcuz I know it will take her 3 seconds to go full Karen if I need her to lmao

  52. elina halla

    elina hallaヶ月 前

    Thank god I live in Finland. When I'm sick (or my Family) I don't need to fear about the costs or get additional insurences (actually we don't even need them) to get taken cared of. It must be horrible to know that if something happens the result can be homelessnes or bankruptcy or even death because you can't afford the treatments or medication. Our system is not perfect but if you compare it to US system, it is hands down better than america has.

  53. Ainchase Ishmael

    Ainchase Ishmaelヶ月 前

    I need a 10 minute loop of john oliver saying the babadook

  54. l1xx3r

    l1xx3rヶ月 前

    I don't like trump, but I don't like dems either... but this guys bias makes me slightly less likely to watch him. All politicians are morons... Not just one of them.

  55. WolfGirl938

    WolfGirl938ヶ月 前

    I'm using evidence from this video to right a research paper on biases in medical care. I'm so happy I found a subject to write about where I can use a John Oliver episode as evidence

  56. Robert Thompson

    Robert Thompsonヶ月 前

    Good news. Trump is going to win again. Four more years! Trump 2020

  57. Matouš Kolátor

    Matouš Kolátorヶ月 前

    Being from Europe I thought this is to ridiculous to be true when I watched this. And then I read the comments...

  58. AceFailure

    AceFailureヶ月 前

    I have a brother and a sister, guess which one is more a bitch about pain and being sick?? My brother, he's 6 years older than her. When it comes to abdominal pains, afab are like a tank. If a lady is asking for pain meds, you know it most fucking hurt.

  59. Zhor'i Ambassador

    Zhor'i Ambassadorヶ月 前

    Yet more men die from Heart Attacks than women do even with such faults in medicine. Not really hammering in the urgency when there are no numbers to stress it. Yes if more women are inflicted or impacted than men, it does STRESS urgency. When it is the opposite, you still have more men impacted than women. Sorry, but it ain't much of a urgency when most women are not impacted. You would be dealing with a minority of women and this may actually be a concern if it was a majority of say women with color, but if it isn't then not even women with color will care about it, because it doesn't concern them when the majority of their own population isn't impacted by it. Oh I agree it is an issue, but bringing it up is going to draw attention except from people who can profit off it in some form or manner.

  60. Zhor'i Ambassador

    Zhor'i Ambassador18 日 前

    @GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, killing 347,879 men in 2017-that's about 1 in every 4 male deaths. Meanwhile, only 299,578 women in 2017-or about 1 in every 5 female deaths. Sorry, misandrous individual, but men do die more frequently from heart disease. I suppose you also think more women die from coal mining accidents as well, hmm?

  61. GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER

    GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER18 日 前

    false. women die more from heart attacks.

  62. Ken Fiscus

    Ken Fiscusヶ月 前


  63. Cecilia Arvidsson

    Cecilia Arvidssonヶ月 前

    I’ve worked as a nurse for 9 years now and can honestly say that the only difference between a white person and a person of colour is that their veins are trickier to see. Which is something that WE need to get better at, because bloodtests are so basic one should be able to get them done basically blindfolded.

  64. 5%LowBattery

    5%LowBatteryヶ月 前

    White Physician Assistant’s text messages about how they feel about Black Women/Black people leaks | A lot of people actually believe they aren’t racist because they believe racism is going out and causing harm or something on that level. They don’t know that there are different types of racism, and their racism manifests itself in the workplace through many forms of discrimination. They believe they actually to do something physical to be racist. Black people, especially black women die at a very high rate of untreated and misdiagnosed illnesses, and pregnancies. Racism and negligence play a huge part. After the release of this video, a lot of black women revealed this is one of the reasons they prefer going to Black doctors, are scared of white doctors. This doctor’s entire friend group, who are also doctors, behave the same way he does, and it would’ve been kept in the dark if the anonymous source hadn’t come forward.

  65. aLERNO

    aLERNOヶ月 前

    LARRY DAVID ISN'T WHITE, or Indo-European if you will (races don't exist, there are only relative and diffuse genetic mutation concentrations), he is Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Jewish.

  66. cmilla111

    cmilla111ヶ月 前

    Lol I bet if you asked some white doctors they'd tell you black people have super powers. They can do everything but be smarter than us, run the country or apparently, dodge bullets.