abby norman

Abby Norman

Author and Advocate

Expertise

Endometriosis

Highlights

My job title might say 'writer' or occasionally 'editor,' but at heart, I'm a deeply curious and enthusiastic researcher with a passion for science communication and health literacy."

— Abby Norman

Experience

As a patient and advocate, Abby has been a board member, keynote speaker, and presenter at several conferences including Stanford University’s Stanford Medicine X and the Endometriosis Foundation of America's annual medical conference and Patient Day.

She’s also lent her experience to technical expert panels through the National Partnership for Women and Families’ CORE Network, including Yale University, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and The Society for Women's Health Research.

Abby is the author of ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain. Her work has been praised by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Sunday Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Book Riot, Toronto Star, Undark Magazine, BUST Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Ms. Magazine, and many international media outlets.

Education

Abby has received education and training in a number of healthcare-related endeavors, including basic life support, FEMA-certification for HAZMAT, certified health literacy coaching through The Dartmouth Institute.

Verywell Health Editorial Process

Verywell Health is an award-winning online resource for reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health information on the medical topics that matter most to you. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 300 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices about your health.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, from physicians to medical journalists to patients/patient advocates. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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