episode 19. On the Rag: A Deep Dive into Menstruation

“On the rag,” “lady business,” “the red wedding.” These are just a few names we call that time of the month when the uterus sheds its lining and starts the cycle anew. Menstruation has long been a topic of mystery, intrigue, confusion, and just generally associated with a negative connotation. We discuss ideas of menstruationContinue reading “episode 19. On the Rag: A Deep Dive into Menstruation”

episode 18. Underground Abortion Networks: Filling in the Gaps, Medicine’s Failure

When a medical system can’t provide needed care for patients who are continuously left out or ignored, what happens? What does a community do when they are aching for help? Well in the case of access to safe abortions, underground abortion networks are created. In this episode, we will be talking about the emergence ofContinue reading “episode 18. Underground Abortion Networks: Filling in the Gaps, Medicine’s Failure”

episode 17. A Girl’s Guide to Meds: Women’s Roles in Modern Drug Development

The number of times we’ve turned to a medication to relieve our pain or cure our sickness is uncountable. We’ve been searching for ways to restore our health for ages, but today, modern drug development involves jumping through many hoops before a drug can come out the other end and be made available for publicContinue reading “episode 17. A Girl’s Guide to Meds: Women’s Roles in Modern Drug Development”

episode 16. C-Sections: One (un)successful history

In a time with no understanding of the womb, female anatomy, or germs, a complicated childbirth was the last thing you wanted. The options to save yourself or save your baby were slim, and there was rarely an option to save you both. The development of the C-section changed that, well kinda. As medicine evolvedContinue reading “episode 16. C-Sections: One (un)successful history”

episode 15. Doctoring Women: The Healers and Resistors in Plantation Sickcare

As diseases like typhoid, diphtheria and tuberculosis ran rampant through Antebellum America, it was the enslaved Black women that carried out most of the sickcare on plantations in the South. This week, we dive into plantation sickcare and the women that made it possible. From the last rung of the social totem pole in whichContinue reading “episode 15. Doctoring Women: The Healers and Resistors in Plantation Sickcare”

bonus episode 2. Let’s talk menopause & sexual function ft. Stephanie Faubion M.D., M.B.A. & Leading the Rounds

Surprise! We are back with another bonus episode for you all!  A couple of weeks ago we sat down with Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Stephanie Faubion and Peter & Caleb from Leading the Rounds to talk about Dr. Faubion’s research, work, and role as a female in medicine. In this episode we discuss menopause and sexualContinue reading “bonus episode 2. Let’s talk menopause & sexual function ft. Stephanie Faubion M.D., M.B.A. & Leading the Rounds”

episode 14. Florence Nightingale: THE nurse (& statistician & researcher & advocate &…)

From the fall of nursing in the 1800s (reference episode 1 for more info!!) to now, the profession has done a full 180. Nurses today are some of the most respected and valued healthcare workers in the field. This shift in the profession wasn’t random or a chance of luck. It was because of FlorenceContinue reading “episode 14. Florence Nightingale: THE nurse (& statistician & researcher & advocate &…)”

episode 13. Vaccines: The women that poked and prodded

There are some parts of medicine that have been around for so long we sometimes forget that they were new at some point, and the vaccine is one of them. But with the COVID vaccine at the forefront of media and conversations these days, we thought it would be interesting to take a look backContinue reading “episode 13. Vaccines: The women that poked and prodded”

episode 12. Acupuncture: Finding balance in women’s health

Imagine you’re relaxed, music is playing, the room is warm and smells good, your qi is flowing as needles are being stuck into you… wait, what is happening? Well a lot is actually happening but to put it simply, acupuncture! But what even is acupuncture? I mean more than the laying on the table withContinue reading “episode 12. Acupuncture: Finding balance in women’s health”

episode 11. Beauty & Poison: Not your typical beauty standards’ podcast

Imagine smearing white lead poison on your skin and lips as a way to be more beautiful. Sound crazy? Well this was an actual practice in the ancient world and is not that far off from what we do to ourselves today in many ways. Welcome back for seasons 2 of From Skirts To Scrubs!Continue reading “episode 11. Beauty & Poison: Not your typical beauty standards’ podcast”