Jennifer Block is an independent journalist focused on women and health. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, Pacific Standard, The Cut, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Her first book, Pushed, led a wave of attention to the national crisis in maternity care and was named a "Best Book of 2007" by Kirkus Reviews. A reporter with Type Investigations, Block won several awards for her investigative reporting on the permanent contraceptive implant Essure, which has since been discontinued. For early chapters of Everything Below the Waist, she won a Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her son.
Meet the Author
October 2 - November 8, 2019
Meet journalist Jennifer Block for a discussion of the abysmal state of women’s health care, as described in her book, Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution.
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Everything Below the Waist
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