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Ask me about my uterus: a quest to make doctors believe in women's pain

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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 issues. In 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 was like to have her pain dismissed, to be told it was 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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subject_facetEndometriosis -- Diagnosis
Endometriosis -- Patients -- Biography
Norman, Abby -- Health
Women -- Health and hygiene
title_displayAsk me about my uterus : a quest to make doctors believe in women's pain
title_fullAsk Me About My Uterus A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain
Ask me about my uterus : a quest to make doctors believe in women's pain / Abby Norman
title_shortAsk me about my uterus
title_suba quest to make doctors believe in women's pain
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
Health
Health & Fitness
Health and hygiene
Nonfiction
Norman, Abby
Patients
Women