bonus ep. Women’s Work: a candid conversation about specialty prestige

When you think of careers like being a teacher, firefighter, secretary or engineer, what gender do you envision those people? Many careers are associated with particular genders, and the same goes for medicine. We explore this idea in our first ever live show, where we sit down with two highly specialized female-identifying physicians and haveContinue reading “bonus ep. Women’s Work: a candid conversation about specialty prestige”

episode 10. Pandemic Women: Comparing the 1918 Flu and COVID-19

We’re living in a Covid world, that’s just a fact. But we’ve been here before in a way: in 1918 when a Flu virus took over the world. This week, for the final episode of our first season, we take a look at how a simple strain of the Flu killed 5% of the world’sContinue reading “episode 10. Pandemic Women: Comparing the 1918 Flu and COVID-19”

episode 9. The Mastectomy: Reclaim your power

The symbol of the breast is well known throughout society. Breasts symbolize sexuality, motherhood, femininity, and more. But what do breasts mean to women who lose them? In this episode, we explore the history of the surgical procedure of breast removal, the mastectomy, in the context of breast cancer. After discussing how this procedure cameContinue reading “episode 9. The Mastectomy: Reclaim your power”

episode 8. Flibanserin: Viagra’s less popular little sister

Chances are you’ve probably heard of the “ little blue pill” that gives men erections almost like magic. But have you ever heard of Flibanserin? This “female Viagra” is the topic of this week’s episode, where we talk a little science and biology but of course get into some history, learning about Erectile Dysfunction, FemaleContinue reading “episode 8. Flibanserin: Viagra’s less popular little sister”

episode 7. Henrietta and HeLa: One in the Same

Have you ever had someone take something from you without asking? Bet it was pretty annoying huh? Now, have you ever had anyone take cells from your cervix without your consent? Probably not. But Henrietta Lacks has. In 1951, Henrietta was diagnosed with cervical cancer and her cells were taken without consent to create theContinue reading “episode 7. Henrietta and HeLa: One in the Same”

episode 6. Women as Medical Students: Time for a Takeover

Think about the first time you heard about a woman being a doctor? Maybe you were 4 years old and your doctor mom came home with a stethoscope around her neck or maybe you were 12 and heard about your brother’s best friend’s sister getting into medical school. Regardless, women in your life and aroundContinue reading “episode 6. Women as Medical Students: Time for a Takeover”