Selling Your Body To Science (Your Stories!)
TRIGGER WARNING for medical trauma, abortion, human trafficking and needles. Thank you all for your sharing and vulnerability! In this new listener generated episode, Gaby reads and listens to your varying and harrowing experiences with selling your bodies to science. First, hematomas, misunderstandings around asexuality and Accutane, pain studies with heat, cold, and electricity, side effects from vaccine trials, giving birth as a Black queer person during Covid, and enduring permanent scarring in exchange for rent money. Cory calls in to give the pros and cons of the reality of plasma donation including good money, fainting while waiting, and problematic practices around queerness and tattoos. Plus a BUNCH of experts weigh in: Is it ethical or necessary for pregnant people and babies to participate in national medical research? What should you consider when deciding to donate your body? What is the difference between sale, donation, and medical research and why can't they be conflated?
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Bad with Money is produced, edited, sound engineered and mixed by Cumulus Podcast Network. The theme song was performed by Sam Barbara and written by Myq Kaplan, Zach Sherwin, and Jack Dolgen. Additional music by Joey Salvia.
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