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.
Whitney Cummings & The Vaginal Ring
In this episode of In Their Shoes, Dr. Jenn talks with, hands down, one of the funniest comedians you'll ever hear, Whitney Cummings, about her campaign with Annovera birth control, called, "Just Say Vagina."
That's right, they made a campaign - about vaginas - it's like they were seeing directly into our souls and channeling all this vagtastic energy we've been cultivating over here on the pod.
If you've never heard of her, shame on you. Go listen to her four stand-up specials immediately. Whitney is a stand-up comedian, actress, filmmaker, and podcaster. She's participated in several Comedy Central Roasts, created the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, and like a lot of people this hilarious, is super smart!
Fidji Simo: Leading through Vulnerability
In this special episode of In Their Shoes, Dr. Jenn and Executive Producer, Beth Bonilla, interview Fidji Sumo, Vice President and Head of Facebook App, as she talks about building a stronger kind of leadership through chronic, often stigmatized health conditions.
COVID Vaccines In Pregnancy & Lactation
It's a long awaited episode: COVID vaccines in pregnancy & lactation, and why Dr. Jenn & Dr. Erica 100% support you getting that vax! We'll dive deep into everything we know and don't know so far, and even bring in some patriarchy-infused history (like we do) about why pregnant and lactating people were actively excluded from the trials. Here. We. Go.
Repro Rights & The Election
There are just DAYS left until the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election and we want to be 100% crystal clear that there is only one correct way to vote if you care about reproductive health, which is connected to literally EVERYTHING. Listen in as we re-cap all the ways every single issue on the ballot comes back to reproductive health & reproductive justice.
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET VOTED: send us your cell number and email so we can bug you daily to do it! And also check out these helpful links:
VOTE SAVE AMERICA - BE A VOTER: Register to vote, find out where your nearest polling location is, figure out how to safely mail in your ballot, and more. VOLUNTEER! Figure out how to phone bank, send texts, & help with polling places near you.
Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL
In this episode, Dr. Jenn & Executive Producer, Beth Bonilla, talk with NARAL Pro-Choice America President, Ilyse Hogue, about anti-choice politicians’ ongoing efforts to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic in order to restrict reproductive healthcare and ban abortion.
Ilyse’s perspective on this topic is especially salient right now - she also has a new book coming out in partnership with NARAL Opposition Research Director Ellie Langford. The forthcoming book, The Lie that Binds, connects the dots between a decades-long effort to mobilize the Radical Right around the issue of abortion and today’s all-out war on reproductive freedom that leaves the future of Roe hanging in the balance.
Her podcast by the same name, was also just released last week and is a MUST listen!
Self-Managed Abortion & COVID (Francine Coeytaux)
Francine Coeytaux is a GIANT in the field of reproductive health- there's no easier way to say that. Among other things, she's the Co-Creator and Co-Director of Plan C--an organization of veteran reproductive health advocates, researchers, and modern age digital strategists who are all working towards the common goal of making medication abortion available to the people who need it most.
Now more than ever, amidst a global pandemic, HERE is a plan to curtail limited access to Plan A (birth control), Plan B (emergency contraception), and in-office abortion care. As millions of women all over the world have shown through countless studies, self-managed abortion with the relatively newer technology of abortion medications, is incredibly safe and effective.
STUDY references in episode:
Raymond E et al., TelAbortion: evaluation of a direct to patient telemedicine abortion service in the United States, Contraception, 2019, 100(3):173–177, https://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/S0010-7824(19)30176-3/abstract.
I RECOMMEND THIS PODCAST TO EVERYONE I KNOW!!!
Literally. With every new episode I listen to I recommend the podcast to someone else. I’ve learned so much even just from the news segment at the beginning of some. I appreciate them trying to use gender inclusive language as much as possible and would love to hear “reproductive health” more instead of just “women’s health,” but overall I’m a HUGE fan!!
I DO NOT LIKE THIS PODCAST
They laugh and joke too much when speaking about serious topics that could be affecting listeners. I don’t recommend if you’re looking for answers to your serious health questions.
Way To Political
I started listening to this podcast because I LOVE women’s health. But as I listened each episode seems to be almost as much political as it is health related. While I believe to each their own, this is not the show for me. So that said, users beware 😊