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Vagina Problems by Lara  Parker
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bookshelves: netgalley, feminism, non-fiction, memoir, blinded-me-with-science

Buzzfeed editor Lara Parker shares her personal experiences with endometriosis in this raw and honest memoir. Lara spent years dealing with undiagnosed pain and other symptoms. Many doctors implied that it was all in her head. Finally, she received a diagnosis of endometriosis.

She talks about her own experiences and also relates them to women's experience in healthcare. Many times women express concerns or symptoms to healthcare providers they aren't taken seriously or told it is because of anxiety or depression. Also, women aren't given a faire share of medical research due to the pesky effects of female hormones. Lara also talks a lot about the difficulty of living with any chronic illness and how it takes a physical and mental toll on someone's life.

This book reminded me of Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain, which is another memoir about living with endometriosis. Both books really help shine a light on the imbalance in healthcare for women and men. I recommend to anyone who is into feminist reads or looking for a memoir about chronic illness.

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy!
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Reading Progress

May 18, 2020 – Shelved
May 18, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
May 20, 2020 – Shelved as: netgalley
November 21, 2020 – Started Reading
November 21, 2020 – Shelved as: feminism
November 21, 2020 – Shelved as: non-fiction
November 21, 2020 – Shelved as: memoir
November 25, 2020 – Finished Reading
November 29, 2020 – Shelved as: blinded-me-with-science

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