Why I write publicly about my endometriosis and other "impolite" topics.
Sari, thank you so much for writing and publishing this piece. Very powerful. I'm sorry for the pain you've endured over the years, and the dismissal of your experience. I relate about the hot flashes. I've been post menopausal for 13 years, and just began having hot flashes again. I've never understood why women go to male ob/gyn's, although I have also experienced that patriarchal attitude from women ob/gyn's. I go to Planned Parenthood now for my exams with an awesome woman health practitioner. My uncle was a gynecologist and he was a blatant misogynist. Makes me sad and angry that women are often subjected to terrible care...if you can even call it care. This piece is a great contribution to our plight.
Your writing about this is important and it does make a difference. With so little information out in the world about women's health, it is hard to see ourselves in other women, and hard to know if what we are experiencing is part of the "normal" or not. Every time you write about endometriosis and hot flashes you are empowering other women. Thank you. ♥
Thank you for sharing - and congrats on the book!
Thank you for writing about this, Sari. Although I don’t have endometriosis, I have had some health scares and concerns over the years — and your experience with doctors speaks directly to mine. I’m so tired of the “grin and bear it” attitude towards peri/menopause, and the lack of information available to so many of us about our own bodies. Can’t wait to read your book!