Teen Skepchick Interviews: Dr. Amy
This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing women scientists and skeptics about life, the universe, and everything.
Dr. Amy is an obstetrician gynecologist who is perhaps best known for her blog The Skeptical OB, where she takes to task the claims about home birth and other “alternative” health claims. In this interview, Dr. Amy shares her insight into evaluating health-related claims, reading science journalism skeptically, making informed decisions about your own health, including sex, and the intersection between feminism and health.
She talks specifically about how and why teens should be skeptical and how they can act on that skepticism: “Knowledge is power. . . . It should make you extremely suspicious when somebody doesn’t want you to learn about something. Then you should go out and try to learn about it.”
Click on the link below to listen:
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