Category: Physical Health



Made a perfect tiny human 🥰
Yesterday the Department of Health & Social Care shared the vision document for their new Women’s Health Strategy, which is due to be published in full next spring. I hadn’t really planned on getting much real work done on my last day before mat leave, but @clairecohen1 asked so nicely and this felt like a fitting note to go out on… Here are the highlights and you can read in full at the link in my bio 🔗
Merry Christmas from me and the two babies I made this year! 📖🤰🎄
📚‘It was useful to dismiss us - to tell us we were trouble, rather than change the system we were troubling.’
🩺My latest for @Refinery29uk, on the ways trans and non-binary patients are failed by healthcare, and why it’s a feminist issue.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🧵A quote (about period poverty and menstrual shame) on the latest issue of medical journal The Lancet reads: “Historically, the anatomy and physiology of bodies with vaginas have been neglected.” But it really shouldn’t be this hard to talk about medical misogyny in a genuinely inclusive and useful way.
🎂 Thirty Two 🎈
🗞My latest for @theipaper: “In an editorial for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) last week, Dr Victoria Male, a lecturer in reproductive immunology at Imperial College London, wrote that it was “plausible” that menstrual changes could be triggered by an immune response to the vaccines, and called for more research to investigate further.
🍷Proposals to put pregnancy warnings on alcohol-free drinks are not just nonsensical, they’re yet another dangerous attempt to police our behaviour. The underlying message is that women can’t be trusted.

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