Kristine Shields, Author
Pregnancy and the Pharmaceutical Industry
The book explores the medical, ethical, scientific, and legal rationales behind the movement towards the inclusion of pregnant women in drug studies.
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How I Got Started
When I was maybe 5 or 6, I followed my two big sisters along the back of the attic and up three rough wooden steps. They unhooked the latch on the oddly shaped door and we crawled onto the small piece of plywood that was laid on the rafters.
Rows and rows of prickly pink insulation surrounded the three of us. If I stepped there, I would fall through the ceiling of the room below and my sisters would never let me in the attic with them again. They took out their pens and I took out my pencil and we began to write our books.
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Screwy sperm My house sits up on a bluff across the creek from a popular “put in” spot for kayakers. A picture with my house incidentally in the background once graced the cover of Kayaking Magazine! From my vantage point, I can watch the boaters as they navigate the rocks and the bridge pylons where […]