Moderators, please don’t hesitate to set me straight if it’s against the rules for me to be posting this here.
I’ve decided to start a YouTube channel centred around the sexual side effects of Isotretinoin/Accutane/Roaccutane. I’ve been thinking of ways I can help spread awareness because I think it’s very important; if we can gain greater recognition of the extent and severity of these effects it will surely improve our chances of both legal justice and instigating scientific research. It occurred to me making a few videos is something relatively straightforward and immediate I could do. I’m also considering starting a blog.
I want to focus particularly on the psychological consequences of these side effects for sufferers as well as attempt to expose some of the social power dynamics such as collusion between the healthcare system and the pharmaceutical industry which can make sufferers impotent not just sexually but politically. I doubt I’ll be talking at any great length about the science as this is something I don’t have much of a grasp of, at least currently.
This first video is me talking about why I believe the sexual side effects are massively underreported.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Bear in mind that I’m working with quite a crappy device and so I can’t really edit the videos. It’ll probably have to be raw takes like this. Still, I realise this video is pretty lengthy and in future I’d like to make videos more around the ten minute mark, cos I reckon more people are going to be able to concentrate for that long. Ways I’ve been thinking I could achieve this are writing tighter scripts and make sure the videos have even more of a specific focus.
But yeah, if you’re willing to check it out, I’d be very grateful and if you let me know what you think, I’d be even more grateful!
Here’s the vid: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KnnCNt3VzAY