Friday, April 28, 2006

Brought to You By the Letter "V"

Ivy assigned the letter "V" to me, and now I'm to talk about 10 words that start with said letter. I said I'd try to do a women's health thing with it, so here we go:

Vagina - the vagina is just the canal, people. It is not the whole of the female genital area. Also, it is self-cleaning, and does not require the use of douche. Are we clear now?

Vulva - Vulva - now that's the word you were looking for. The vulva is the external female genital region, including the labia, clitoris, and urethral and vaginal openings. Check out the vulva puppets.

Vulvodynia - chronic vulvar discomfort or pain, see the National Vulvodynia Association

Vulvar Cancer
National Cancer Institute

Vaginal Cancer
National Cancer Institute

Vaginal Discharge: Changes That May be Signs of a Problem -

Vaginal Dryness -

Viruses (and other STDs)
MedlinePlus: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Common Symptoms of STIs/RTIs - EngenderHealth
Sexual Health Glossary - American Social Health Association
About Sexually Transmitted Diseases - TeensHealth
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Overview - National Women's Health Information Center
STDs and Pregnancy - CDC
Sexually Transmitted Infections - Planned Parenthood
HIV/AIDS Web Links - Our Bodies, Ourselves

Violence - domestic, sexual, and other violence affects a number of women and girls. Some resources on the topic:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Domestic Violence Hotlines and Resources and 911 For Women - Feminist Majority Foundation
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network - 1.800.656.HOPE
Checklist for Leaving an Abuser

See It and Stop It
End Violence Against Women (research & reports)
Getting Through Medical Examinations: A Resource for Women Survivors of Abuse and Their Health Care Providers - Canadian Women's Health Network
Violence Against Women - National Organization for Women
Stop Violence Against Women - Amnesty International
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Anti-Violence Resource Guide -
Gender-Based Violence - World Health Organization

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MeSH Tags: Domestic Violence; Sex Offenses; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Vagina; Vaginal Discharge; Vaginal Neoplasms; Vulva; Vulvar Neoplasms


Blogger Ivy, the Great and Powerful said...

Holy crap! That was awesome! :)

9:23 PM  
Blogger Free Thinker said...

Well. thanks for the info about vagina. you corrected me...

12:51 AM  

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