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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:

Dr. Amy interview

Image credit: By Stethoscopes (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Melanie Mallon

Melanie Mallon

Melanie is a freelance editor and writer who just moved to a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband and two young kids. When not counting how often the words "pride," "liberty," and "freedom" are used in local business, road, and pet names, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and raising her two kids to be critical thinkers. She is the managing editor of Skepchick Events, a Grounded Parents admin, and a Skepchick contributor. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Google+

1 Comment

  1. August 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm —

    Love Dr. Amy. Great interview, good questions!

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