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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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
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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
Endo Foundation of America (+ Meghan’s talk)
The Bleeding Edge
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Produced by: TK Matunda
Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
Graphic Design: Rachel Laird