• Female Genital Mutilation with Dr. Nawal Nour

    Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a common cultural practice in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia According to the World Health Organization (WHO), FGM comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs...

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  • Deciding whether to get Sterilized

    Most womxn in the United States at some point or another will use some form of contraception to avoid pregnancy According to the CDC, just under two-thirds of all womxn in the US used some form of contraceptive in 2018 alone Reasons behind contraceptive use vary: some people use them as a tool...

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  • In Their Shoes: Brittany Daniel

    It all started with intense lower back pain and months of misdiagnoses until finally, the diagnosis was clear: cancer That was just the beginning of actress Brittany Daniel’s journey with Stage IV non-Hodgkins lymphoma In our most recent, In Their Shoes episode, Daniel talks about the mental and...

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  • Spilling the Pee on UTIs

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are SUPER common in vagina-owning people and most womxn will experience at least once in their lifetime Make sure to tune in to our UTI episode where Executive Producer Bethney Bonilla talks with Dr Aviva Weinberg, a urologist at Kaiser Permanente  The...

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  • A Graduation from Bleeding: Everything to Know About Menopause

    First, make sure you check out our episode on menopause Menopause is the fourth and final reproductive time point It marks the end of the window where women are able to have children and a new chapter in womens’ lives Because for centuries on end, women have been considered vessels to have...

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  • All the V: Weekly Links

    Here's what we were up to at the V Word this week besides re-playing all the harassment and discrimination we've experienced in the health care field  We have a new episode this week on #TimesUpHealthCare where Dr Erica and Dr Jenn talk all about this - and have an amazing interview with one of...

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