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The Resource Ask Me About My Uterus

Ask Me About My Uterus

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Ask Me About My Uterus
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Ask Me About My Uterus
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For any woman who has experienced illness, chronic pain, or endometriosis comes an inspiring memoir advocating for recognition of women's health issuesIn the fall of 2010, Abby Norman's strong dancer's body dropped forty pounds and gray hairs began to sprout from her temples. She was repeatedly hospitalized in excruciating pain, but the doctors insisted it was a urinary tract infection and sent her home with antibiotics. Unable to get out of bed, much less attend class, Norman dropped out of college and embarked on what would become a years-long journey to discover what was wrong with her. It wasn't until she took matters into her own hands—securing a job in a hospital and educating herself over lunchtime reading in the medical library—that she found an accurate diagnosis of endometriosis.In Ask Me About My Uterus, Norman describes what it's like to have her pain dismissed, to be told it's all in her head, only to be taken seriously when she was accompanied by a boyfriend who confirmed that her sexual performance was, indeed, compromised. Putting her own trials into a broader historical, sociocultural, and political context, Norman shows that women's bodies have long been the battleground of a never-ending war for power, control, medical knowledge, and truth. It's time to refute the belief that being a woman is a preexisting condition
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dictionaries
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Ask Me About My Uterus
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OVERDRIVE:7dcec573-eb47-42d9-a184-32563bed54aa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
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Isbn
9781568588193
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Ask Me About My Uterus
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7dcec573-eb47-42d9-a184-32563bed54aa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781568588193
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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