Kristin the Reproductive Psychiatrist

Reproductive care and reproductive mental health care especially are terribly under utilized fields. Access is really limited because of everything from legislative and financial priorities to social stigma and moral shame. It was really nice to meet Kristin and learn about her passion for this work. Have a look.

We talked about psychologist and friend of the show Dr. Hector Garcia and his work- Hector’s book on religion, Alpha God, can be found here as well as his follow up Sex, Power and Partisanship.

Kristin pointed Lee towards her reading list, and recommended the advocacy work of The Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas as well as the larger organization Postpartum Support International and the new Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery Center.

Here’s more information about the story Lee mentioned, it seems the world is able to pass vague laws preventing rape, so long as don’t make any hard promises with regard to reproductive health.

After speaking to Teren I can’t help but remind everyone about The Trevor Project, and their continued efforts to turn around the shocking and frankly shameful suicide rates among our queer youth.

TrevorLifeline — A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at


TrevorText — Text “START” to 678678. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available 24/7/365.

Finally as we recommended to pinesnake and as we can all use, here’s the famous Patience and Fortitude.