“Ask Me About My Uterus,” subtitled “A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain”, by Abby Norman reveals her struggle towards endometriosis diagnosis. This inspiring memoir has it all; medical research past and preset, interviews with experts and patients, scathing evidence on the poor treatment of women by physicians past and present, presenting with chronic pain, all mixed into a broader historical and sociocultural context with a good splashing of humour and scandal.
Why we love it: This book highlights the exact issue that we’re fighting here at Marilyn: women’s pain being ignored. It’s a fascinating, funny, infuriating read that will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced pain.
Tackling the taboo of menstrual health, vaginas and sex all-in-one! Thank you, Lara Parker.
Why we love it: Any book that challenges the status quo for vaginas in pain - we salute! A candid and destigmatising approach, Vagina Problems offers compassion, honesty and relatability. One to put on the shelf, for sure.