Ob Gyn in Ancient Greece- Agnodice (Poem)

I trained as a physician

Disguised as a man

Cut my hair short

I sought  pregnant women who were

Too embarrassed to consult

Make doctors

Famous Women

I showed my vadge to

One doubting woman.

Other doctors were

Jealous of my success

Accused me of seducing patients

On trial

I lifted my clothes again

The wives of Athenian big shots

Whom I had treated

Came to my rescue.

“You are not husbands but

Enemies

Condemning the woman who

Brought us health.”

The law changed

Now women could practise medicine.

Here’s another poem in my Famous Women series.

Read more about Agnodice here.

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