Your story matters


An authoritative hand scrawls illegible scribbles onto blank paper. Your gender, age, and prognosis become detached from the body. Impersonal, sterile, and sealed: this is your medical history.

Medical Herstory counteracts traditional healthcare methods by refusing to let our experiences be sanitized. Here, we share harrowingly raw, honest, and embodied stories regarding health and wellness.

Despite popular beliefs, medicine is not a domain untouched by larger structures of sexism, racism, classism, and ableism. Instead, medical encounters can magnify such structures onto individual bodies.

Our community is a place for connection, criticism, and healing. It is a call to be heard, and a push for person-first healthcare.


Core Team



Is your passion for gender health equity a long-term commitment? Our core team of volunteers is the heart of our movement!

We have welcomed over 300 volunteers.

Do you have a specific skill to offer or a tailored idea to execute? We will support and mentor you!  

We supported 12 Oxford University interns. 


Are you a medical student or researcher interested in gender health equity? We are happy to supervise and partner on projects!

We have supervised 10 medical students. 

Share Y(our) Story

Have a story to share? 

Submissions are currently being accepted to

Medical Herstory welcomes the experiences of all women, trans, and non-binary people in regards to health and medicine.

Our dedicated team of editors are here to guide you through the process and offer support, so do not be shy to reach out!

Add your voice to the community.

Medical Herstory has developed a trauma-informed editing method

1. All submissions will be reviewed for publication by the editorial board and authors will be contacted with the outcome. 

2. The story will undergo peer-editing by the editorial board for grammar, syntax, and flow. The authors voice and style will be respected.

3. Stories will then be published on the website and shared across social media.

4. Should an author ever want their story anonymized, edited, or removed after publication, they are free to contact the editor-in-chief. 

5. Authors maintain creative ownership over their articles but must contact the editor-in-chief regarding the re-publication of articles.