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Weekend Links

The FDA announced this week that breast implants may be linked to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a very rare type of cancer. You can purchase a trucker hat illustrated with female reproductive organs. The cancer risks of using hormones for menopause appear to be greatest the earlier in life the drugs are used. Macleans magazine seeks an...
Don’t Ask, Don’t Smell

Don’t Ask, Don’t Smell

Guest Post by Emily Swan, Marymount Manhattan College With the military’s history of suppressing minority groups, its new effort to conceal and terminate menstruation comes as no surprise. Hopefully, the menses will be able to come out of the closet soon enough. I recently wrote a paper about menstruation in the military and was excited to see this recent post...

How much blood is too much?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved tranexamic acid tablets as treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding more than a year ago, but you probably haven’t seen much of this television commercial to promote the drug (brand name Lysteda). Matthew Arnold reports in Medical Marketing and Media that television network executives are put off by the ad’s explicit mention of...
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