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Bored by Research Updates and News Headlines

Bored by Research Updates and News Headlines

By Achille Lemot (1846-1909) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsSometimes I think biomedical researchers and media spokespersons are just searching to find the pathology in our lives. Not that we don’t know this already, especially when it comes to women’s health. Because of how medicalization works, of course anything that veers from the defined “norm” for women (here, a young...

Brief News Update: Screening for Cervical Cancer

England’s Advisory Committee on Cervical Screening (ACCS) has developed new guidelines [pdf] for screening cervical cancer in young women who experience symptoms such as bleeding after sex or between periods, pain during sex or an unusual discharge. Screening for cervical cancer normally begins at age 25 in England, as it is rare in young women. The new guidelines were...

New Technique for Management of Hot Flashes

The Indianapolis Star has a short interview today with Professor Janet S. Carpenter of Indiana University’s School of Nursing. Dr. Carpenter is conducting a study of whether menopausal women can control hot flashes through breathing techniques. She told the Star: Breathing techniques are something nurses use all the time. After surgery, we teach patients to inhale and take deep...
It’s In The Blood

It’s In The Blood

Image via livejournal.com menstrual activism commmunity I was quite excited to see our own Chris Bobel and Giovanna Chesler quoted in this piece from The Guardian about menstrual activism, and then to discover that the Guardian published a second piece the same day about menstruation: Rowena Davis explains What My Period Means to Me. Kira Cochrane’s article about...
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