Medical HerStory Founder, Tori Ford: Eliminating Sexism, Stigma and Shame from Health Experiences
A powerhouse of patient advocacy and empowerment. Tori Ford is the founder and executive director of the award-winning nonprofit, Medical Herstory.
Tori is on a mission to eliminate sexism, shame, and stigma from health experiences, and she is an outspoken sexual health advocate whose work has been featured by UNWomen.
She holds a BA from McGill University in Gender Studies, a master's from the University of Cambridge in Health, Medicine, and Society, and as if that wasn’t enough she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Primary Health Care at the University of Oxford.
Her work on advancing gender health equity has been recognized by the McGill Scarlet Key Award and the University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor Social Impact Award.
Today’s conversation centers around Tori’s experience with chronic yeast infections and how years of being dismissed and not receiving adequate treatment led her to founding medical herstory to empower patients, educate doctors and enact change in healthcare. We also discuss the challenges of the current medical systems and the value of educating medical school students on how to remove sexism, stigma, and shame from medical care.
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