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Dr. Jenn & Dr. Erica, two badass gynecologists, tackle relevant women's health and reproductive policy issues. Also- vaginas.

Views expressed here do not substitute actual medical advice and should not be interpreted as such.

About

Dr. Jenn, Co-Host

Dr. Jenn is a medical journalist and Ob/Gyn physician. She is passionate about reproductive health advocacy, both clinically and on the national level. She received her M.D. from the University of California San Francisco and holds Master's degrees in both Journalism from Columbia University and Epidemiology from Stanford University. You can find her work on Slate.com, The Guardian, and ABCnews.com; and she speaks regularly in a variety of other online, radio, and television news outlets, setting the record straight about women's health. When she's not doctoring, she loves writing, crafting, memorizing British royal history facts, and Twitter-trolling Republican congresspersons. Follow her at: www.drjenniferconti.com; on Twitter: @doctorjenn, & Instagram: @drjennconti.

 

Dr. Erica, Co-Host

 is an Ob/Gyn physician who is committed to supporting and creating medically accurate, woman-centered policy nationally and globally.  She comes from a family of lawyers, community organizers, and teachers who all think medicine is just fine, but have always emphasized the importance of a systemic approach to the problems of the world. She enjoys teaching residents and medical students as part of her generalist practice.  Half of her work time is spent on research to improve contraceptive options, sexual education, global maternal health care, and medical training. Follow her on Twitter: @drerica_vword & Instagram: @doctorerica.vword.

 

Bethney Bonilla, Producer

Bethney is a journalist and passionate storyteller. A Latina from California's Central Valley, Bethney, is committed to telling the stories of women and underserved communities. She received her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and her M.A. in Journalism from Stanford University. She is currently working with Stanford's Big Local News Initiative, focusing on data-driven investigative journalism. Her work has been featured on: NBC Bay Area, Reveal News, SF Gate, Peninsula Press, The Fresno Bee, The Argonaut and more. Bethney acted as literary editor for millennial empowerment book “Passionistas, Tips, Tales & Tweetables From Women Pursuing Their Dreams” and contributed to the documentary film "Freedom for the Wolf." She is eager to expand her knowledge in women's health, while fostering a sense of community for listeners of The V Word. For photos of cute dogs and lots of pizza follow her on Twitter & Instagram at: @bethney_bonilla.

Bethney

 

Charlotte H., Assistant Producer

Charlotte hails from Vermont, where she was born, raised, and now attends medical school. Prior to med school she attended Wesleyan University (no, not Wellesley) and then spent four years “finding herself”, aka working for an HIV prevention organization in South Africa, researching health policy changes in DC, and supporting social entrepreneurs throughout Africa and India. She’s out and proud and happy to say that she does not yet own a cat, though she does love them.