Why is medicine so slow to change?

Last weekend, I crashed the ACOG convention in Austin, armed with flyers about the need for better vulvar anatomy and training standards for vulvar surgeries. As anticipated, I encountered some resistance, largely due to the fact that doctors don’t really like getting accosted by a layperson with flyers. But surprisingly, I encountered a lot of support and agreement as well.

I used to read the content of OB/GYN textbooks and journal articles and conclude that the world must be against me. I could maybe see how older, male-dominated OB/GYN leadership could perpetuate…