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On America: Women, Medicine, and Writing

June 10, 2021 via Zoom

Suzanne Koven, a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Anita Diamant, an author and journalist from Massachusetts, came together for a special event celebrating their two new book releases focusing on women’s health. In her memoir Letter to a Young Female Physician, Koven offers deep reflection on her career spent as a physician—touching on feelings of “imposter syndrome;” her roles as doctor, mother, and daughter; and more. Diamant illuminates the ways in which menstrual injustice limits opportunity and threatens livelihoods in Period. End of Sentence.

The two authors discussed the launch of these latest nonfiction projects in a conversation moderated by Dr. Perri Klass, a professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University. Klass’s writings include both nonfiction and fiction titles, among them: A Good Time to Be Born and Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor.