Heavy Flow Podcast Episode 37 Clinical Gender Bias in the Gyno Ghetto with Meghan Cleary

Today I’m talking to Meghan Cleary. Meghan is a writer, speaker, advocate and founder of Bad Periods. We discuss Meghan’s three-decade journey to a diagnosis, endometriosis variations and treatments and how clinical gender-bias affects the treatment of female bodies.

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Heavy Flow Podcast Episode 37 - Clinical Gender Bias in the Gyno Ghetto with Meghan Cleary

 

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What we discussed: 

  • Meghan’s story, beginning with her mother being given DES during pregnancy
  • The different types of endometriosis
  • Fulguration and excision for endometriosis treatment
  • The importance of finding a specialist
  • The “gyno ghetto”
  • How clinical gender bias affects the treatment of female bodies
  • The psychological impacts of being told there’s nothing wrong with you
  • Endometriosis as a chronic illness

Connect with Meghan: 

Website
Facebook
Instagram

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

Dr Andrew Cook
Jessica Murnane, Know Your Endo
Fibroids: A Gyno’s Second Opinion
Abby Norman on the Heavy Flow Podcast
Brené Brown
Sindha Agha
Endo Foundation of America (+ Meghan’s talk)
Whitney Adams
Christine Northrup
The Bleeding Edge
Endometriosis Staging

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Produced by: TK Matunda
Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
Graphic Design: Rachel Laird