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Ep50: Medicine’s Sex and Gender Bias. Part 4

Updated 4/2023. Part 4 – But Doctor, It’s Not Psychosomatic! This is the final episode in our 4 part series on medicine’s sex and gender bias, in which we continue to focus on how this bias affects the care of people assigned female at birth. Today, we wrap up everything we spoke about in the…

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Ep49: Practicing Self-Compassion After an Endo Horror Story

Updated 2/2023. Ever had a flare that was so incredibly awful you felt like you were in an actual horror story? Amy tells us about a time when her period unexpectedly came while she was sightseeing on vacation (by herself) and her struggle to make it back to the semi-privacy of the hostel. Afterward, because…

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Ep48: Medicine’s Sex and Gender Bias. Part 3

Updated 4/2023. Part 3 – Why Is Pain Dismissed in People Assigned Female at Birth? In this episode, we explore the “gender” side of the sex and gender bias in medicine. We look at assumptions and stereotypes specifically related to people assigned female at birth and illness as held by the overall medical community. We…

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Ep47: The Limitations of the Endometriosis Staging System

Updated 2/2023. Many of us are familiar with the rASRM staging system, which classifies endometriosis into stage 1-4. In spite of its prevalent use, this staging system has many limitations – a major one being that it completely leaves out Extra Pelvic Endometriosis! We discuss some flaws of the rASRM, and chat about two other…

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Ep46: Medicine’s Sex and Gender Bias. Part 2

Updated 4/2023. Why Science Knows Less About the Bodies of People Assigned Female at Birth. We talk about the ‘sex bias’ and why science knows less about the bodies of people assigned female at birth. This means that less is known about disease presentations and side effects for medications for people with these bodies, as…

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Ep45: Interview: Racial Bias in Healthcare with Teniola Ongunro

Today, we collaborate with Teniola Ongunro, who hosts the excellent podcast ‘Not Defined By Endo’, to speak about racial bias in healthcare. Racial bias can be one of the most detrimental and undercutting barriers for BIPOC in getting proper diagnosis of their health problems and high quality treatment. We talk about what the racial bias…

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Ep44: Medicine’s Sex and Gender Bias – Part 1

Updated 4/2023. Part 1 – It’s Not in Your Head. Ever wonder why so many doctors dismiss the pain of people assigned female at birth or make us feel like (or outright tell us!) that our symptoms are all “in our heads”? This is part 1 of 4 in our series on the Sex and…

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Ep43: Rethinking the Name and Definition of Endometriosis

Updated 2/2023. The definition of endometriosis is often written incorrectly on websites, magazine articles, and even in research publications. Endometriosis is NOT the endometrium – it’s tissue similar to the endometrium, but in reality, it is more different than similar! This misconception continues to propel misinformation and myths about the cause and treatment of endo….

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Ep42: Gut and Digestive Health. Part 2

Updated 4/2023. We jump right into exploring more topics around gut and digestive health, such as chemical and mechanical digestion, fermented foods, and supplements. We also talk about how intermittent fasting and filtering our water has helped us personally with digestive problems. Amy explains how what we may need to help with our digestive health…

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Ep41: Gut and Digestive Health. Part 1

Updated 4/2023. Our gut health plays a vital role in our digestion, but may also affect conditions that we don’t normally associate with the gut. We talk about the gut microbiome, probiotics, prebiotics, stool samples, and general tips for having good gut and digestive health. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE…

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