New Article on Daily Beast: COVID Vaccines, Women's Health, and an Ancient Problem

Often, it's exciting to see the ways in which my research into the ancient world dovetails with our modern lives. In this case, however, things are a bit more disheartening. Why is it that the male body is still viewed as "the norm" when it comes to medical trials?

As I point out in the article linked below, ancient medical authorities like Galen saw the female body as anomalous or even malformed. Sadly, this sentiment still rings true today.

Why Aren’t More Doctors Talking About the COVID Vaccine and Our Periods?
Ever since ancient times, women’s health experiences have been sidelined—and the COVID vaccine is no different.

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