A 2011 survey completed by faculty at forty-four medical schools in the United States and Canada indicated that 70% of institutions did not have “a formal sex- and gender-specific integrated medical curriculum,” failing to provide adequate instruction on specific health topics for which sex- and gender-based evidence exists.1 This striking statistic, coupled with a personal… Read more →
Whitney Wood is an Associated Medical Services Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include the history of women’s bodies, reproduction, childbirth, and pain in late-nineteenth and twentieth-century Canada. Her work has appeared in the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Pain and Emotion in Modern History, Perceptions of Pregnancy from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century, and the Social History of Medicine. Her first book, Birth Pangs: Maternity, Medicine, and Feminine Delicacy in English Canada, 1867-1940, is under contract with McGill-Queen’s University Press.