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By Orlando on February 28, 2012
For Hoydens within travelling distance of Canberra, this year’s Pamela Denoon lecture will be given on International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March), at the ANU, on on “Sex, Women and the 21st Century in Papua New Guinea”.
By Chally on September 20, 2011
From the press release: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Gro Brundtland and Mary Robinson will draw global attention to the neglected issue of child marriage during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York, 19-23 September. [...] Each year, an estimated 10 million girls are married worldwide before the age of 18. That’s more than [...]
Posted in gender & feminism, health, medicine | Tagged birth, birthing, children, children's rights, girls, marriage, pregnancy, reproduction, reproductive choice, reproductive freedoms, reproductive justice, reproductive justice, reproductive rights, young mothers | 4 Responses
By Mindy on April 13, 2011
Thirteen year old girl becomes pregnant.
Since no one is heralding the return of Christ, I’m guessing that she had assistance other than the hand of god in getting pregnant. Not that you would know it reading the article.
By tigtog on October 21, 2010
Research generally shows some important health benefits related to fetal uptake of maternal dietary DHA, but increased IQ no longer appears to be one of them. At least increasing one’s intake of fish oil has few if any downsides for either mother or fetus.
By blue milk on May 10, 2010
At some point during my own pregnancy I knew I would confront my pro-choice politics, not because I had had an abortion in the past but because I could have, and because I believe so strongly in my right to do so. Because I dedicated some years of my career to the pro-choice movement; because [...]
Posted in arts & entertainment, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, language, medicine, parenting, technology | Tagged abortion, photography, pregnancy, pro-choice, reproductive justice, social change | 4 Responses
By Lauredhel on January 1, 2010
Yeah, I get cranky at stories like this one: Tracy Hermanstorfer: Christmas Miracle Mom and Baby Die, Revive I’m thrilled for the family that they both survived this event. I hope they go on to a happy, loving, long life together. It’s hard to imagine how terrifying an experience this must have been. What’s cheesing [...]
By Lauredhel on July 4, 2008
Thomas Beatie, the pregnant man who had everyone chattering about his challenge to their notions of gender fixedness, has given birth to a healthy daughter. Thomas, a transman, decided to become pregnant by artificial insemination. His wife Nancy was unable to carry a pregnancy because she had had a hysterectomy in the past. You can [...]