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30 minutes | 14 days ago
7: Why did y'all offer this to me?
After nearly a decade of ER visits and dismissal from doctors, Samantha Denae was finally diagnosed with endometriosis. But then, she needed to figure out how to treat it. Over and over again she was told to get a hysterectomy. Black patients like Samantha are much more likely to receive a hysterectomy than white patients. But, why is that? This is the second episode in our two-part series about how race and class influence endometriosis diagnosis and treatment. We learn about how centuries of sterilization abuse and medical racism ignited the fight for reproductive justice, which continues on today.
40 minutes | a month ago
6: The Career Woman's Disease
The myth that Black women don't develop endometriosis is almost a century old and yet it still persists to this day. Where did this idea come from? How did endometriosis come to be labeled the "career woman's disease"? And, why is it harder for Black patients, and working class patients, to get diagnosed? Today's episode is the first in a two-part series exploring how race and class influence endometriosis diagnosis and treatment. We learn about the story of the doctors who established this myth -- and one doctor who dedicated his life to debunking it.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
Tight Lipped Presents: The Secret Lives of Black Women
Today we're sharing an episode from another podcast we love, The Secret Lives of Black Women - a show about everything from sex and self-care to rage and anxiety. In this episode, Dr. Debra Hardy-Cartwright shares her own story navigating the medical world as a Black OBGYN and her perspective on how race and class influence the kind of care we receive.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
Tight Lipped Presents: Call Your Girlfriend
Today we're sharing an episode from another podcast we love, Call Your Girlfriend. CYG is a podcast for long-distance besties about feminism, politics, health, pop culture, and friendship. This episode features an interview with author Maya Dusenbery and explores the research behind why medical institutions frequently dismiss and underestimate chronic pain and patients' accounts of their own symptoms.
25 minutes | 5 months ago
Tight Lipped Presents: NATAL
Today we're sharing an episode from another podcast we love, NATAL - a docuseries about having a baby while Black. The show highlights the voices of Black parents, birthworkers, medical professionals, researchers, and advocates. This episode takes us on a deep dive into the roots of racism in obstetrics and gynecology.
10 minutes | 6 months ago
Tight Lipped Presents: Bodies
Today we're sharing an episode from another podcast we love, Bodies. The show is about medical mysteries - and the questions that emerge when trying to understand what's happening inside your own body. This episode follows Allison's journey to find out why sex suddenly became painful.
32 minutes | 6 months ago
5: Embodied Knowledge
In the late 1960s, it was difficult to access basic information about women's health. Jane, frustrated by her doctors' paternalistic attitude, decided to do more research about her own body so she could advocate for herself. With a group of activists in Boston, Jane and 11 others began taking matters into their own hands and went on to write the groundbreaking book “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” which redefined the women’s health movement. In today's episode, we explore how one group of women came together to build community, educate themselves, and change how we talk about and treat women's bodies.
34 minutes | 10 months ago
4: Did I Dream?
What happens when a doctor's dismissal leads you to question your own sanity? This is what patient advocates call "medical gaslighting." Lara Parker knows all about the consequences of not being believed. She lives with pain all over her body. She's passed out from the pain multiple times. She's constantly nauseous, has horrible cramps, and has chronic vaginal and vulvar pain. But, after years of dismissal from doctors, Lara starts to wonder: Am I imagining it?
31 minutes | a year ago
3: A Broken Optimism
Sex hurts the first time, but then it gets better. Right? This is the message so many of us grew up with. We saw it in movies and heard it from friends. But what if sex isn’t supposed to hurt? How much pain is too much pain? When is pain “normal” and when does it require medical attention? These are questions that Maura, a teacher and dancer, has spent almost her whole life thinking about. In today's episode, we hear from Maura, and many others, about how and why they've spent years putting up with pain.
29 minutes | a year ago
2: The Trust Gap
By the time Shelby was 22 years old, she'd seen not one, not two, not three, but twelve different doctors in search of a diagnosis. And this is not an uncommon experience for people with vaginismus, vulvodynia, and other vulvar pain conditions. In today’s episode, we’re taking a look inside the exam room to try to understand why so many people with vaginas that hurt have to seek out dozens of doctors before getting a diagnosis, let alone a treatment plan. Learn more about Tight Lipped at tightlippedpod.squarespace.com
26 minutes | 2 years ago
For as long as Noa can remember, penetrative sex -- actually any kind of penetration (tampons, pelvic exams, etc.) -- has been so painful it’s physically impossible. And, until very recently, she kept it secret from almost everyone she knew. Where and how do women like Noa learn to keep their pain secret? Sign up for our newsletter at http://tightlippedpod.squarespace.com.
2 minutes | 2 years ago
Tight Lipped is a storytelling podcast that makes public what is often thought of as “private pain.” Pilot episode coming soon!
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