- Why are some women so afraid of childbirth? Kate Ryan at National Women’s Health Network thinks that it might be partly because it is portrayed so negatively in entertainment media.
- After nearly disappearing in the 1970s, IUDs are becoming more popular in the U.S. again; the New York Times reports that the number of women using an IUD has tripled in the last ten years.
- At Jezebel, Tracie Egan Morrissey reminisces about when pregnant women were exempt from body snarking, and takes pity on Jessica Simpson.
- Help out a menstrual cycle researcher by completing a short survey about tampons and Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
- The blog post we linked to last weekend about the mysteriously moldy tampon has gone viral — and received another response from Kotex. An account executive at Kimberly-Clark has asked Danielle (the blogger) to send them the tampon for testing. Uh-oh! At the urging of her readers, she’s already given it to a local news outlet for independent testing.
- Bedsider explains that Yes, dudes can buy emergency contraception.
- Comic Giulia responds to Two-and-a-Half Men creator Lee Aronsohn’s recent off-base remark about how there’s just too many women in television comedy today: “Enough, ladies. I get it. You have periods.” Like Giulia, I’d like to know what channel all these period-focused programs Aronsohn is talking about are on. Is there a show called Aunt Flo’s House that I don’t know about?
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