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Join FemTech Focus at our monthly FemTech Book Club hosted by FemFans Susan Stover and Karen Wells!
On the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm ET, we’ll be discussing a book from the world of women’s health and wellness.
Whether you’ve read the book in entirety, skimmed a few chapters, or are just curious about the topics included, all are welcome for thoughtful conversation, Q&A sessions, and an opportunity to engage with the FemTech community.
Bring your favorite drinks or snacks. Zoom video is optional! This will be an informal, relaxed, and nourishing session. You will have an opportunity chat with other attendees on Zoom.
For this month’s FemTech Book Club we’ll be discussing GUYnecology: The Missing Science of Men’s Reproductive Health by Rene Almeling.
FemTech is all about closing inequality gaps within healthcare; that includes gaps where men are being left behind in the conversation and research. For more than a century, the medical profession has made enormous efforts to understand and treat women’s reproductive bodies. But only recently have researchers begun to ask basic questions about how men’s health matters for reproductive outcomes, from miscarriage to childhood illness.
Rene Almeling examines the production, circulation, and reception of biomedical knowledge about men’s reproductive health. From a failed nineteenth-century effort to launch a medical specialty called andrology to the contemporary science of paternal effects, there has been a lack of attention to the importance of men’s age, health, and exposures. Analyzing historical documents, media messages, and qualitative interviews, GUYnecology demonstrates how this non-knowledge shapes reproductive politics today.
IMPT: Please register for the event on Eventbrite.
Day: Last Wednesday of every month
Time: 4PM PT/6PM CT/7PM ET
Event Format: Join the event via Zoom. Hosts, Susan and Karen, will lead the discussion into an open session where you can ask questions and engage with other attendees.
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