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Lady bit talks by lady docs. Two badass gynecologists tackling relevant women's health and reproductive policy issues. Vagina, vagina, vagina.

DISCLAIMER: This show is not meant to substitute actual medical advice.

The V Word Dr. Jenn & Dr. Erica

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Lady bit talks by lady docs. Two badass gynecologists tackling relevant women's health and reproductive policy issues. Vagina, vagina, vagina.

DISCLAIMER: This show is not meant to substitute actual medical advice.

    In Their Shoes: False Paternity/Claire's Story, PART I

    In Their Shoes: False Paternity/Claire's Story, PART I

    This is PART 1 of a special two-part In Their Shoes episode about donor conceived individuals in the age of commercially available genetic testing. This is the idea that, for example, the parent you thought was your parent your whole life, is in fact not your biological relative. In this day and age, where genetic testing through companies like Ancestry and 23 & Me is so readily available, it is becoming more and more common to hear stories about people finding relatives they never knew they had.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Cesarean Sections

    Cesarean Sections

    Here's your C-section primer on all things surgical delivery: why people have them, why they don't have them, and some detailed personal stories from women who've experienced them firsthand. Dr. Jenn & Dr. Erica cover it all, including how to address unnecessary stigma and guilt.

    • 45 min
    In Their Shoes: Cleo Stiller

    In Their Shoes: Cleo Stiller

    Cleo Stiller is a Peabody and Emmy Award Nominated reporter and author. Her first book, Modern Manhood: Conversations About the Complicated World of Being a Good Man Today, is already #1 on the Amazon Book List and it's no surprise. Her book
    sheds light on all the gray areas that have emerged through the #MeToo movement, using conversations that real men and women are having with their friends, their dates, their family, and themselves.

    • 39 min
    Hymens

    Hymens

    Hymens: a vestigial skin tag that has absolutely nothing to do with virginity or a female bodied person's worth, yet somehow (this week especially) we continue to ruminate on their meaning. The doctors dive into recent news of rapper T.I.'s reported "virginity testing" & accompanying his daughter to the gynecologist to ensure her purity with this made up medical test. Here's everything you need to know about hymens and the repulsive idea of a "virginity test."

    • 18 min
    Mammograms!

    Mammograms!

    It's breast cancer awareness month & the perfect time to start being more aware of your own breasts. The docs talk all about normal and not normal when it comes to breast exams, and everything you need to know about mammogram screening.
    Special interview w/ Cristin Gardner, Director of Consumer Solutions at Mammosphere, a secure digital platform focused on breast health that empowers women with their medical history.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Period Poverty

    Period Poverty

    Not all periods are created equally and on this upcoming National Period Day, 2019, we're focusing our lens of de-stigmitization on the more recently acknowledged concept of Period Poverty.

    Special interview with Nadya Okamoto, Founder of Period.org and author of the book, Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement.

    • 15 min

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