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The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
By Jo Tamar on October 19, 2011
Tests show GSK’s malaria vaccine just might work!
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 tigtog on July 21, 2011
Putting her appearance ahead of her health actually seems the most sensible option? This choice is something she feels presents her in a favourably prudential light as a candidate for high office of any sort, let alone for the presidency?
By Mindy on July 7, 2011
Don’t let lack of qualifications in the field get in the way of some good old fashioned fat phobia!
By Mary on July 1, 2011
Trigger warning for medical and sexual violence.
Graeme Reeves has been convicted of indecent assault of two patients and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on another, and sentenced. Survivor Carolyn DeWaegeneire condemns his sentence.
By Lauredhel on June 6, 2011
Cancer doctors are on a collision course with a Catholic health organisation over new religion-based rules which prohibit them recommending contraception to patients taking a drug derived from thalidomide, which can cause severe birth defects.
By tigtog on May 24, 2011
I’ve also been waiting for one single news story on the matter to point out that it’s not just the soldiers at risk, it’s also the sexual partners of every single one of those soldiers over the last 9 months, some of whom may end up infected when that could so easily have been avoided by timely notification. So far I’ve seen nothing even mentioning the possibility.
By Mindy on April 7, 2011
April 7 is World Health Day. Mothers for Choice are having a blogswarm on why Abortion is a health issue not a crime.
Posted in Culture, education, gender & feminism, health, law & order, Life, medicine, Politics, social justice, Sociology | Tagged abortion, blog for choice, reproductive choice, reproductive justice, sexuality and health, social change | 1 Response
By Guest Hoyden on March 15, 2011
Today’s Guest Hoyden is Frances, from the fat acceptance advocacy blog Corpulent.
Going to get something as simple as a check-up, a consultation or a pap smear can be a hugely stressful event for a fat person. However, there are good health care professionals out there. There are doctors that will treat a fat person without demonising their fat body. But it’s hard to know where to look.
In light of this, I’ve set up the All Bodies Directory…
By Mindy on February 9, 2011
Just when you thought it was Ladies of Leisure being at fault now it’s working mothers making their children fat.
By Helen on January 18, 2011
on Saturday night I found myself watching a late-night 1950s black and white movie – something I haven’t done much of since the demise of Bill Collins and Ivan Hutchinson’s shows. Oh, how I used to love those old black and white movies (cue massive eyeroll from the kids). Some of the interest lies in a mixture of plot points which appear to have been written while dropping acid combined with gender and class expectations which are all too real.
By tigtog on December 6, 2010
Part of this month’s Blast from the Past reposting program: originally published January 4, 2006. This post notes the ongoing pattern of research around abortion being distorted and misrepresented.