This week I’m talking to Dr. Elizabeth Yuko, a bioethicist and writer. We discuss the ‘Period Paradox,’ the lack of medical research focusing on menstrual pain and disorders, how menstrual shame and stigma are instruments of the patriarchy, and we have a fun discussion about how periods are represented in pop culture.
This week I’m talking to Brittany-Lyne Carriere, a full-spectrum doula. We discuss supporting all pregnancy outcomes including abortion and miscarriage, Brittany-Lyne’s personal experience terminating a pregnancy, the far-reaching lack of support within the medical system for women and femme-presenting people, and how holistic practices seem to be filling in some of the gaps. We also talk about chocolate covered potato chips.