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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…
November 4, 2022

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.

 

If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual email us at [email protected].

 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @distrustanddisparities and Twitter @DistrusPod.

 

Resources

Remembering Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology by Shankar Vedamtan, host of Hidden Brain

https://www.npr.org/transcripts/466942135

 

The Black ObGyn Project – References & Sources

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Oy2wTz7c36pGRbzKDBoWOnaY7_xoWlVYMe0pSXtF06A/edit

 

Audio Clip 

Michelle Browder, Mothers of Gynecology by Smarthistory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTHX4yW2fbU

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