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February 11, 2013
Require a transvaginal ultrasound before an abortion! Limit abortion availability by giving legal rights to fetuses and requiring abortionists to have local hospital admitting privileges that they don't use! Oppose gun control that women overwhelmingly...
April 7, 2011
As Donna Shalala writes on the Huffington Post today: “health of our women should not be a partisan preference”, but as we all know the politics of women’s health continues to plague access to reproductive health services, equitable access to health services generally, and more broadly remind us that there is still a critical gap between males and females in regard to health in our country.…
March 28, 2010
After years of recommending against vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), a NIH consensus panel has called for women to have greater access to the procedure and for women to be able to exercise greater choice over which birthing method (whether repeat cesarean or VBAC) is right for them, says AAFP News Now.…
January 27, 2010
How far can a court, and by extension the state, go to protect the health and well-being of the unborn? In Florida, it would appear–much further than they have ever gone before.…
January 6, 2010
A Massachusetts woman, Tessa Savicki, 35, is suing the physicians, nurses and the medical center she says tied her tubes without her consent after the birth of her ninth child.…
November 19, 2009
While the data may support pushing back the timeline for routine mammograms from age 40 to 50 for women, Arthur Caplan questions the decision in his most recent MSNBC column saying that “there is every reason to doubt that the numbers they compiled will be sufficient to overturn a medical practice that carries so much ethical weight for women.” More importantly, they probably shouldn’t.…
September 23, 2009
Now, I’m not sure what the symbol will be for that warning label or what government agency will regulate the waif-ish model photography that makes your child have a complex department, but the French government believes that all-too-skinny models are creating a problem for the self-images of that country’s youth.…
September 11, 2009
Some people are simply just born to run, to compete, and to excel in athletics. We never quite understand why–and until recent years when Olympic-level athletics has become in large part overrun by science and technology and highly sophisticated physical training and dietetics, we did not understand why the Michael Phelps of the world could perform almost super-human feats.…
June 2, 2009
Never mind the obvious disconnect between being “pro-life” and trying to make your point by killing someone in cold blood. Let’s put that to the side for the moment and focus on something else: Dr.…
May 29, 2009
Ladies, how much risk of lead exposure would you be willing to undergo for ruby red lips? Is it even something to be concerned about?…
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May 1, 2012 11:08 am
A lot of recent research exposes how little we know about the XX body. A report in the February 2010Annals of Internal Medicine found that women with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are more likely than men to develop complications. The reason? Testing was done primarily on men, who tend to be physically larger. Stephanie Brister, a surgeon at Toronto’s Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, would like to see women-only randomized clinical trials for ICDs, though she’s not optimistic. “It’s not cost-effective,” she says. “More likely we’ll try to increase the number of women, then hopefully we’ll have a substantial representation with real information.”
April 13, 2012 2:25 pm
There are a growing number of lawyers making a living by coordinating surrogacies — a pregnancy where a woman bears a child for someone else who can’t conceive or carry a pregnancy to term.
April 13, 2012 11:24 am
More than three decades after Britain produced the world’s first test-tube baby, Europe is a patchwork of restrictions for people who need help having a child. Many countries have strict rules on who is allowed to get fertility treatments. And recent court rulings suggest nothing’s likely to change anytime soon.
March 7, 2012 11:53 am
Should young women who aren’t ready to have children have their eggs extracted and frozen as an “insurance policy” for future motherhood? Several recent media features seem to be promoting egg freezing, with little or no mention of the risks involved for women who undergo egg retrieval procedures or for the children that might be born as a result.