Mothers of Gynecology
In this episode we discuss the mothers of gynecology: Anarcha, Betsey, and Lucy. They were enslaved women that were experimented on by Dr. James Marion Sims to perfect surgical techniques for women. And we highlight The Black ObGyn Project whose mission is to educate and promote anti-racism, equity, and inclusion within gynecology, women’s health, and reproductive health care.
Visit The Black ObGyn Project, https://theblackobgynproject.carrd.co/, to learn more about their important work, view their resources, and to donate.
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Remembering Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology by Shankar Vedamtan, host of Hidden Brain
The Black ObGyn Project – References & Sources
Michelle Browder, Mothers of Gynecology by Smarthistory