Saturday, October 07, 2006

Assorted Updates

  • From Belly Tales: It was National Midwifery Week, and I missed it.

  • Via Feministing: An interview with Melanie Martinez, who was booted from "The Good Night Show" due to a years-old parody of abstinence-only sex ed, and women with disabilities more likely to be abused.

  • Reproductive Rights Blog has an entry on state rules for judicial bypass for abortion.

  • From Our Bodies, Our Blog, pink ribbon overload and a new book on menopause [Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause]

  • Women's Bioethics Project: Marijuana May Stave Off Alzheimers

  • Via the Kaiser Network:
    Panel of Experts, Lancet Papers Examine Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries
    Many California Women Exposed to Rocket Fuel Chemical Perchlorate Have Suppressed Thyroid Function, Study Says
    Indonesian Government Imposes Ban Against Female Genital Cutting
    Health Department for Four Michigan Counties Overcharged Low-Income Women for Contraceptives, Report Says
    One-Third of U.S. Infant Deaths Result of Premature Birth, Study Says

  • NYTimes: Women face the greatest threat of violence at home

  • How did I not know about this $%@# in the Northern Marianas Islands?!?
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