EPISODE 15

HPSIG Podcasts

 

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Part 1: The experiences of women living with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

by Ms. Laura Hartmann

Part 2: The experiences of women living with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

by Ms. Laura Hartmann

In this podcast, Ms Hartmann discusses the process of conducting her recently submitted thesis exploring the experiences of South African women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and the conclusions she drew. As both Ms. Hartmann and Hannah (the interviewer) are women with PCOS themselves, they discuss the condition’s effect on the body and mind in a culture of rigid beauty standards, and the complexities of researching a topic you’re personally connected to. Lastly, they delve into the novel research method she used known as ‘body mapping’ and its potential use in both research and therapy.
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