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Women aren’t supposed to talk about so much when it comes to our biology. I am sometimes astonished when I look at a room of women and think about the science experiments we are all silently conducting on ourselves in order just to live our lives. Who is dosed up with painkillers because of their endometriosis, and who took a hormone-heavy pill that morning to stop a baby from being conceived? Women are superheroes when you consider the amount of biological bullshit they go through – on a monthly basis! – and still manage to get things done. … [Read more...] about Women aren’t meant to talk about miscarriage. But I’ve never been able to keep a secret