Blackstone interviewed by Refinery29 about doctors refusing treatment for patients with endometriosis

Amy Blackstone, professor in sociology at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine and author of Childfree by Choice, was interviewed by Refinery29 in an article about doctors refusing to provide women with endometriosis proper treatment if it might compromise their fertility. “What’s shocking to me about this is how many doctors seem to simply refuse to believe women. Not providing the treatment that women seek because you believe you know better than them what is best for them not only [infantilizes] women but is just one more way that women are denied their right to choose for themselves whether, when or how many children they will have,” Blackstone told Refinery29.