- A new documentary, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” chronicles the history of the women’s movement from 1966 to 1972, including the origins of Our Bodies Ourselves, the founding of NOW, and other historical milestones. In this clip at right, the founders of OBOS talk about their first women’s health course 40 years ago and the impulse to turn their collective knowledge into a book – a book of body literacy. The filmmakers are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to finish the project, and have a little more than a month to go.
- Everything you ever wanted to know about vasectomy – deciding to have one, getting it done, and recovering from one.
- Lara Owen, author of Her Blood is Gold, is offering a workshop Awakening to the Wisdom of Menstruation, on Sunday, November 25. The workshop promises to “explore the mind-body connection and how your emotions and lifestyle affect your period, and how your physical state affects your emotions”, and more.
- “Think Before You Pink”-style criticism of Save-the-Tatas, Feel-Your-Boobies breast cancer awareness campaigns has reached the mainstream: Liz Szabo reports in USA Today that the sexualization of breast cancer “angers many patients”.
- Menstruating in the military: Krys, Sergeant in the US Army, Djibouti, Africa, explains why cloth pads are better than disposable products when you’re in country.
- Two common disorders that often occur together, but the relationship is largely unexplored in medical research: PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and Migraine.
- A Halloween menarche story: Gabi’s first period arrives during an evening of watching slasher flicks. And you just know which one was on the screen during her magic moment.
- Preparing your special needs daughter for menarche, thanks to Be Prepared Period.
- A human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may trigger fatal autoimmune or neurological events in some cases, according to a new study by two researchers at the UBC medical school.
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