Hello world! I am a historian-turned-bioethicist-turned-historian-again.  I was diagnosed with a form of ovarian cancer in July 2005, was surgically treated, and have been dealing with the ravages ever since. (Thankfully, I have been cancer-free since then.)

Going through this experience and the many that followed (surgical menopause probably being the most notable) has changed my life and made me dedicated to researching and, hopefully one day, improving the state of gynecological and obstetric health and healthcare for women in the United States (and abroad!).

PS: No, I am not a medical doctor, and I have no intention of becoming one. Please take the information contained in this blog as simply an unprofessional opinion. Even were someone to self-identify as a medical doctor on the Internet, one should always consult a doctor personally to ensure than any information received is accurate. I may not like doctors, but fake-doctors are worse.

Questions or comments? Please feel free to e-mail me!

Credit: My avatar is a lovely knitted uterus made by A Kitten Knits. Kudos and thank you for allowing usage of the photo. All rights are hers.


4 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m leaving you a note after having visited your blog a couple of times. I’m a UofL grad (Arts and Sciences Graduate School 1986) with an MFA. I am also a photographer and I shoot natural art nudes of women. I see that your blog deals with issues related to women and links off to medical sites. I’m working on a series I call the Universal Woman where I am constructing a giant photographic woman made up of all the parts of many women. I am specifically focused on shooting “natural” woman of all sizes and shapes and ethnicities. I’d appreciate the traffic you want to link from the photos.

    Congratulations on being cancer free and helping others.

  2. Congratulations on being cancer free. I hope someday your wishes for the future come true. I am just starting on my journey to curing vaginismus & started a blog to record my progress. Feel free to read it at any stage!

  3. To Whom It May Concern,

    As I read through your website, it is clear that you share the same passion for health formatics, as we do here, at Gynecology.net. The website is unique in that it offers readers to an in depth listing of local gynecologist and their offices. Gynecology.net not only offers an in depth listing of health resources, we are also a non profit news outlet, which provides information on gynecology and clinical organizations through articles, videos, and interviews; conducted by on-site journalists.

    I have the Gynecology resource tab. It will be beneficial to your readers. I will send it to you at your request.

    Thank you for your concern,

    Christina Williams,

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