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The Gritty Nurse Podcast

Jun 18, 2020

In this episode, Amie and Sara chat with Ted Talk alum Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health Birth Control. 

Why are women subjecting themselves to monthly bleeding when it's not necessary? What if men had to experience this? We talk about the history of the birth control pill, how often women got their periods throughout history, taking our bodies back, and the benefits of stopping your period.

We discuss the random connection between allergies and birth control, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), other reasons for using birth control, and advocating for menstrual products.

We dispel myths and discuss the idea that period are optional! Plus, some hilarious commentary and personal stories with TMI.

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