Sunday, November 04, 2007

Women's Health News Update, 11/4/07

It looks like we're on a monthly schedule now for pointing you over to the new place. Please note that comments here are moderated very infrequently. Old posts have been migrated over as well, so please come on over if you have a comment.

Posts since the last update (from oldest to newest):

Farewell, Mr. Otto - I lost my poor (20ish) baby kitty at the end of September. I still miss my furry little friend.

On the New Acting Surgeon General’s Plan B Holdup - More politicization of women's health. In a two-for-one, you get links to my posts at Our Bodies Ourselves as well.

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Sex Toy Case, Sales Effectively Banned in Alabama - Causing women everywhere to utter the phrase "underground dildo railroad."

New Study on Risks of Birth After a C-Section - Talkin' 'bout the uterine rupture bogeyman.

Is the “Mommy Makeover” Really Necessary? - "Necessary" was a stupid word for these folks to use, because the answer is "no."

“there would be more abortions performed in this country if Planned Parenthood didn’t exist” - What a med student learned from a stint at Planned Parenthood.

A Long Way To Go On Sexual Assault Issues - Some folks don't think wives can be raped by their husbands. Those people are jerks.

F-Cup Cookies - Better living through junk food? Probably not.

Ina May Gaskin, Marsden Wagner Speak Out on Cytotec Induction of Birth - You know, if both the FDA and the drug manufacturer say, "Dudes, don't use this drug in pregnant women," maybe you should listen.

Pump and Type: Katie Allison Granju Talks About Working While Breastfeeding - The challenges of working while breastfeeding, and the privilege inherent in being able to do so.

Two New Posts at OBOS - Breast Cancer, Violence in the Congo - Come on over and find out more.

Sex Ed Digital Video Contest - You still have until Dec 31st to enter your brilliant sex ed video in this contest.

New Figures on Worldwide Maternal Mortality - The U.S. is still lagging behind numerous other countries in taking care of birthing women.

Argh - Susan Orr Appointed to Head National Family Planning Program - Call me crazy, but I think that if you don't at all believe in the mission of an agency, you shouldn't be in charge of it.

Pervy Dentist Makes up Total BS - Boob fondling is not an approved treatment for TMJ.

Student Denied a Rape Kit at Several Hospitals? - This is outrageous. Read it for yourself.

Report Card on Women’s Health - FAIL!

Enema, Schmenema

Don’t Work on Crime, Just Be a Vending Machine - Just hope your would-be attacker doesn't get thirsty.

Out Sick - I was ill, but still linked you to my post at OBOS on a postpartum depression bill that passed in the House (but not without political BS).

Rates of Elective Double Mastectomy Rise - When we focus on cancer prevention, we apparently focus on boob removal.

Australian Miners to Learn About Woman-Caves - Will better sex with their menopausal wives lead to happier workers?

HIV Vaccine Trial Gone Wrong - FYI - vaccines are supposed to prevent disease, not make it more likely that you'll get sick.

Arguments for Normal Birth - Bloggy goodness from some smart women.

Oral Herpes is Awesome - Not so much when you have to talk to strangers for 6 hours.

What to Ask Before Surgery, and What to Expect - A friendly guide from your blogger, who has had part of a knee, part of a thyroid, and four wisdom teeth removed.

Is This Child Abuse or Sexual Assault? - I think it's both. Find out why.

Salt n Pepa, the “Virgin vs. Whore” Show - Old stereotypes live on in this show.

On the NIH’s New Vulvodynia Awareness Campaign - Awareness is good, but finding out what caused it and how to treat it is probably better.

Boob Baby - A dream I had involving babies, bras and boobs.

Artificially Breaking Waters Shouldn’t Be Routine, Review Says - Another argument for allowing normal birth.

Updated Information On Treatment of Nashville Rape Victims - I did some digging, and turned up new information on Nashville women's choices after sexual assault.

Product Review: The Wear Ease Dawn Camisole - On a piece of clothing designed for women after mastectomy and other breast surgeries.

News Round-Up, 11/3/07 - Assorted items of interest on birth, c-section, sex ed, cervical cancer, abortion, adoption, pap tests, contraception, and a philosophical question on charity.

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