Patient name: Kate
I talked to this week’s guest, Kate McCombs MPH, for so long we have TWO full episodes for your listening pleasure...
35a: In the first episode, Kate talks about her experience in the Australian healthcare system while she was getting her Masters in Public Health down under, her work as a freelance sex educator including her recent west coast teaching tour and founding Sex Geekdom and Tea & Empathy, the stigma surrounding sexually transmitted infections and disclosure, and the difficulty of making new friends as a grownup.
CW: needles, cannabis use
35b: In the second episode, we compare notes about living with Chronic Migraine and our attempts at managing the condition, migraine literacy among doctors we’ve seen, and regularly sticking needles in our heads because that’s somehow preferable to the migraines. We also talk about New York’s restrictive medical cannabis program, harm reduction and empathy, linguistic precision and Kate's Tea & Empathy workshops.
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