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“In the Ladies’ Room with Dr. Donnica” is the only public ladies' room you can enter any time without ever waiting on line! Hosted by women’s health expert and media commentator Donnica Moore MD, the podcast will feature real conversations, with real women, about really intimate issues. They may be embarrassing, sad or funny, but they will always be
interesting & informative. You know, like the best conversations you've ever had in ladies' rooms with your best friends. . .or total strangers. . .and a physician!

With a wide variety of guests with “been there, done that” expertise, Dr. Donnica discusses the health and wellness topics women often talk with her about in the ladies’ room. . . after speaking engagements, media
briefings, at events, or just because they happen to be chatting anonymously while waiting on line or over the sink. Generally, these topics tend to be things that are embarrassing; issues Dr. Donnica calls “the Toilet Talk topics” (anything related to bowel or bladder issues, gas, bodily functions, periods, discharges, etc.); questions related to sex and intimacy; subjects women are uncomfortable discussing in public or in “mixed company”; challenges women are struggling with; or anything top of mind or in the news. In each topic, we add our Top Tips about that topic as well as a call to action.

Jun 26, 2018

I “met” our next guest virtually on Twitter. The past two weeks, I—like many others—have been talking about suicide on Twitter, after the untimely deaths of both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.  I wrote a Twitter thread about #SuicideFacts in response to my own frustration that suicide is a public health epidemic that we virtually ignore. . . except every time one of the 123 people per day who kills themselves is a celebrity.  And if something positive can come from their deaths, it’s the fact that it at least raises the topic of suicide prevention to the top of our news cycles, at least for the next couple of days.

Laura Marshall is an incredible woman I met through Twitter when she opened up about her experiences with depression and how she attempted suicide. . .twice. She has a background as a broadcast journalist who then turned to public relations practice in the government and healthcare realms; she says this helps inform both her teaching and her research. Laura says that she knows she hasn’t “conquered” depression, because “it’s there in the shadows all the time”.  She is here because she feels strongly that if anything she says can help any of our listeners—either who are suffering themselves or who know someone is may be—she wants to do it.