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FemTech Focus Book Club – Medical Bondage by Deirdre Cooper Owens

June 29 @ 19:00 - 20:30 CDT

Monthly Book Club and Q&A to discuss topics and questions inspired by books and authors from the world of women’s health and wellness.

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.

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For this month’s FemTech Focus Book Club we’ll be discussing Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology by Deirdre Cooper Owens.

Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens is one of two Black women in the U.S. running a medical humanities program, an award-winning historian, a popular public speaker, a professor, and author. In her book, Medical Bondage, she examines a wide range of scientific literature and less formal communications in which gynecologists created and disseminated medical fictions about their patients (e.g. their belief that black enslaved women could withstand pain better than white “ladies”). Her book moves between southern plantations and northern urban centers to reveal how nineteenth-century American ideas about race, health, and status influenced doctor-patient relationships in sites of healing like slave cabins, medical colleges, and hospitals.

IMPT: Please register for the event on eventbrite.

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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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