The Gather Podcast

Natalie & Courtney

Join us on Gather Podcast as we embark on a journey through the lens of womanhood, where we delve into what it truly means to navigate life, health, and healthcare as a woman with Natalie and Courtney. As lifelong friends, we recognize the privilege of building community and sharing our experiences and insights with each other. Our friendship serves as a microcosm of the support, reassurance, and sense of belonging we aim to cultivate through this podcast. Together, we’ve found solace in sharing our hearts and stories as women, and our goal is to extend that same sense of belonging to our audience. Each episode is a deep dive into various topics, including advocating for oneself within the healthcare system, identifying the existing gaps that hinder women’s access to quality care, and addressing the shame and isolation that further exacerbates these inequities. We believe that everyone, regardless of gender, race, or background should be involved in creating solutions to these issues. So, whether you’re a woman seeking solidarity and empowerment or an ally eager to contribute to positive change, “Gather” invites you to join the conversation and be part of the solution. read less
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Episodes

Episode Two: Menarche
May 2 2024
Episode Two: Menarche
Gather with Natalie and Courtney as they explore menstruation from menarche to menopause. Part one is a deep dive into menarche AKA the first period, the historical and global context of menarche, the pivotal role it plays in young people’s lives, and the power of sharing our stories in the movement to de-stigmatize the health experiences of people who menstruate. **Content Warning: between 31:45-34:35 this episode discusses content that may be disturbing to some listeners including social isolation and sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised** Disclaimer:  This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be considered health advice. Views and opinions expressed in the podcast and website are our own and do not represent that of our places of work.   Links: Menarche Links: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/menarche https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK470216/ https://www.unfpa.org/menstruationfaq Period Poverty: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10014781/#:~:text=Around%201.8%20billion%20people%20menstruate,26%25%20of%20the%20global%20 population Period Product Testing: https://wahawkinsider.com/6995/news/menstrual-products-testing-with-real-blood-for-the-first-time/#:~:text=A%202023%20study%20showed%20that,for%20the%20first%20time%20ever Ending Period Poverty with Jacinda Arden: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/world/asia/new-zealand-period-schools.html#:~:text=AUCKLAND%2C%20New%20Zealand%20%E2%80%94%20Prime%20Minister,could%20negatively%20affect%20education%2C%20health How Much A Woman's Period Will Cost Her Over A Lifetime: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/period-cost-lifetime_n_7258780 Pub med Statistics on Menstration: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10014781/#:~:text=Around%201.8%20billion%20people%20menstruate,26%25%20of%20the%20global%20population A history of Menstration: https://getruth.ca/blogs/ruth-blog/periods-through-history-a-menstrual-timeline#:~:text=In%20the%20ancient%20civilizations%20of,treated%20with%20respect%20by%20society Menstruation-related disorders: https://www.unfpa.org/menstruationfaq#Symptoms%20of%20disorders%20for%20menstruation