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Author: Meghan McDonough

Meghan McDonough is a filmmaker and journalist based in Brooklyn, New York.

Co-published with Scientific AmericanThe vulva has long been ignored in anatomical study. But scientists are making strides in mapping the clitoris and improving sensation for survivors of genital cutting.

Co-published with Scientific American. Compared with other diseases with similar economic burdens, research on endometriosis is severely underfunded, in large part because we don’t talk about periods.

Co-published with Scientific American. The U.S. has one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates among developed countries. Researchers from North Carolina to the West Coast are working with parents like Vu-An Foster to understand why.

Co-published with Scientific American. “Normalizing” infants’ and children’s genital appearance to match a sex assigned in early age isn’t medically necessary and can negatively impact quality of life.

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