Women’s health is finally emerging as a central issue, leading to movements such as #TimesUp and #MeToo demanding to improve maternal mortality and the medical care of women overall. However, this attention has also birthed unscientific and often unsafe “wellness” therapies, questionable femtech, and the legislative onslaught against reproductive health. Physician-advocates Drs. Jen Gunter, Esther Choo and Rashmi Kudesia join forces to share their insights into the failings of healthcare, the government, femtech, and wellness, and how to mobilize social and traditional media for #ReproductiveEmpowerment. Discussing topics from contraception to woman-centered care to lifting up fellow female physicians, we will highlight the most novel and promising methods to speak up for women’s health.
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