In Sickness + In Health
About This Show
In Sickness + In Health is a podcast that covers issues related to living with chronic illness, disability, medical traumas, and every day uncomfortable healthcare experiences. We want to give people a chance to tell their stories and explore some of the issues that many of us deal with.
Most Recent Episode
UterX Episode One w Charlie Blotner
Content Warning: discussion of suicide rates and transphobia
UterX (pronounced you-ter-EX) is a multimedia collaboration about issues in gynecological healthcare for trans and gender nonconforming individuals. It was produced by In Sickness + In Health with Ask Me About My Uterus and MedX Student Advisor + ePatient Delegate, Charlie Blotner, for the 2016 Stanford Medicine X ePatient Storyteller Track.
2016 MedX Student Advisor, ePatient Delegate, and In Sickness + In Health Junior Uterus Correspondent, Charlie Blotner, joins Cara to discuss issues related to accessing gynecological healthcare for transmasculine individuals. They talk about coverage exclusions for transition-related care, gynecological cancer rates, and the exclusionary nature of the gendered language of reproductive health issues.
You can see Charlie's ePatient Ignite! talk, "On self-identity, gender, and their impact on whole-person health," from MedX2015, as well as additional resources and a glossary of terms for the project at:
Follow Charlie on Twitter @CBlotner_
Rated 5 out of
A podcast worth your time!
As the primary caregiver of my chronically ill sibling, the In Sickness and In Health Podcast has proved to be extremely compelling listening for us both – alternatingly fascinating, comforting and disturbing. Even-handed host Cara Gael has selected intelligent, articulate, good-natured guests to lead her listeners through the tangled (and hugely unfortunate) web of their erratic health conditions, interactions with practitioners, encounters with bureaucratic red tape, etc. and the mental, emotional and physical toll all of that takes (literally takes – steals) from their once promising lives. It's not fun listening, but it is enlightening and important. This often invisible segment of our population needs their predicaments to be, at the very least, acknowledged. I mightily appreciate that Cara is using some of her precious energy to create and sustain this stellar podcast. She is, I hope, making a lasting contribution to our society that will serve to elevate the levels of awareness, compassion and advocacy regarding the challenges faced by the disabled, chronically and terminally ill, and their caregivers.
Date published: 2016-05-13