The V Word
The V Word
Dr. Jenn & Dr. Erica
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.
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.
Oct 25
30 min
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.
Aug 10
35 min
In Their Shoes: 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,
Jul 13
29 min
AALD: COVID & Maternal Mental Health w/ Dr. Pooja Lakshmin
In the midst of a global pandemic, we MUST support and uplift pregnant, postpartum, and parenting folks. Producer Aysha Choudhary sits down with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, a board-certified psychiatrist and freelance writer specializing in women's mental health and perinatal psychiatry.
Jul 6
30 min
Ariana & Abortion Bans
The Supreme Court has likely already announced its decision re: June Medical Services v. Russo by the time you're listening to this, and the horrific implications of a loss are heart-stopping. To help you realize the real implications that laws like these have on women and families, here is Ariana telling her truth: what happened when, in the midst of receiving news of her baby's deadly condition, anti-abortion legislators obstructed medical care.
Jun 28
50 min
COVID and Breast Screening with Dr. Anjali Malik
This week we talked with Dr. Anjali Malik who is a breast imaging radiologist in Washington DC about Covid's impact on screening and how to navigate moving forward. Dr. Malik serves a Medical Advisor for Bright Pink--an organization that educates and empowers young women on their breast and ovarian health. Executive Producer, Bethney Bonilla, has this interview.
Jun 22
44 min
Reproductive Justice with Dr. Jamila Perritt
We challenge you to think about what's happening in the world through a #ReproductiveJustice framework. Dr. Jamila Perritt talks to us about how using an RJ lens is crucial to understanding world events as the human rights issues they are.
Jun 19
23 min
The Speculum
It's that thing that goes in your vagina to do your pap smear, check for infections, put in your IUD, monitor bleeding, and everything else in gynecology: your friend, the speculum! Cold, metal (sometimes plastic), rachety, pinchy... you know the drill. Special guest, Fahti Khosrowshahi, CEO and Founder of Ceek Women's Health.
May 25
26 min
Postpartum Psychosis
In this episode, we break down what exactly is postpartum psychosis, who is most likely to be affected, and how to get help.  We also talk to Eve Canavan, recipient of the British Empire Medal & Coordinator of the UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week for The Perinatal Mental Health Partnership, about her own powerful experience as a postpartum psychosis survivor.
May 18
44 min
AALD: Telemedicine for Menopause with Dr. Leslie Meserve
Listen in to hear how telemedicine is changing menopause care & how you can easily access board-certified midlife health experts, and, if necessary, also receive FDA-approved hormone replacement therapy medications through CurieMD.
May 11
17 min
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