- Second City responds to last week’s Congressional hearings on contraception, with all-female hearings on men’s health.
- Sociological Images discusses the packaging of the pill, using images from a gallery of pill package photos associated with the PBS American Experience biography of the pill. In addition to being the first lifestyle drug, the birth control pill also holds the distinction of being the first drug uniquely packaged for patient compliance.
- There’s been so much medical misinformation and outright wackiness about birth control and women’s health in the news lately that even Planned Parenthood can’t decide which statement is the most outrageous. So head over to PP’s “Women are Watching” site and vote for the worst.
- In a very smart analysis of what contemporary science fiction has to say about reproductive rights, Annalee Newitz suggests we “consider that the struggle over reproductive rights is really a struggle over parenting.”
- Madame Noire reports that recent epidemiological studies show links between chemical hair relaxers to higher rates of uterine fibroid tumors in African American women and early menarche in African American girls.
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