Writer Abby Norman On Why Doctors Need To Take Women's Pain Seriously

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Ask Me About My Uterus, by Abby Norman. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Ask Me About My Uterus, by Abby Norman. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

It's not uncommon for women in pain to be met with doubt about their condition, sometimes from the very medical community meant to help them.

Abby Norman suffers from endometriosis, a chronic illness that occurs when uterine-like cells grow outside of the uterus. But for years she struggled to find treatment and even the words to describe the pain she was feeling to her doctors.


Abby Norman, science writer based in Maine. Her new book is called "Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest To Make Doctors Believe A Woman's Pain." She tweets @abbymnorman.

This article was originally published on April 30, 2018.

This segment aired on May 2, 2018.


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