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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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Clifton Springs Library 618.1 Nor (Text)
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Lima Public Library 618.1 NOR (Text)
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1001 . ‡aNorman, Abby, ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aAsk me about my uterus : ‡ba quest to make doctors believe in women's pain / ‡cAbby Norman.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bNation Books, ‡c2018.
300 . ‡axii, 272 pages ; ‡c25 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
520 . ‡a"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"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 267-272).
60010. ‡aNorman, Abby ‡xHealth.
650 0. ‡aEndometriosis ‡xPatients ‡vBiography.
650 0. ‡aEndometriosis ‡xDiagnosis.
650 0. ‡aWomen ‡xHealth and hygiene. ‡0(EG-IN)677196
650 7. ‡aHEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aHEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management. ‡2bisacsh
77608. ‡iOnline version: ‡aNorman, Abby. ‡tAsk me about my uterus ‡bFirst edition. ‡dNew York : Nation Books, 2018 ‡z9781568585826 ‡w(DLC) 2017047259
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