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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 living in a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband, two kids, dog, and two cats. When not making fun of bad charts or running the Uncensorship Project, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and putting out random dumpster fires. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

1 Comment

  1. August 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm —

    Love Dr. Amy. Great interview, good questions!

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