Learn the untold history of “The Fathers of Gynecology” from the leading expert on the topic, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens. She'll uncover how the institution of slavery is foundational to the advancement of medicine and the impact this history has made on our health institutions and health outcomes for Black women in America.

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About the Teacher


Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens is an award-winning historian, professor and one of two Black women in the country running a medical humanities program. She is also the author of Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology.