[x-posted at FWD/Forward] So I’m sitting watching the evening news, and on comes a chap telling us women and girls that we oughtta go and get more Pap smears. Then on comes a woman to talk about how Pap screening… Read More ›
Contraception in the media
Media articles on contraception surveys and how silly teh wimminz are pretty much always bother me. For a whole variety of reasons. Here’s one of them. There is so much elided, left out, glossed over, ignored, probably not even known… Read More ›
Independent midwife clients granted a brief reprieve – or are they?
The West this afternoon tells us: “Homebirth mothers win reprieve”: Pregnant women wanting to give birth at home have won a reprieve after Federal Government and the States cut a deal today to allow midwives to continue practising without insurance…. Read More ›
Inaccurate contraceptive info from National Prescribing Service
One of the key pieces of information we need when choosing contraception is accurate data on effectiveness. What is the likelihood that your birth control will stop you getting pregnant? We are presented with pretty charts by family planning counsellors,… Read More ›
Gone too far?
Those who think that society has “gone too far” in supporting breastfeeding, that mothers who formula feed are demonised and breastfeeding mothers aren’t: Show me the women who are losing their jobs for formula feeding. Show me the women who… Read More ›
On late-term abortions and sex ed/contraception
Something that’s been bugging me in the increased abortion talk after George Tiller’s assassination is the derail into talking about sex ed and contraceptive availability. Sex ed and contraceptive availability and looking after babies are extremely important things. They’re vital…. Read More ›
More confected fat-baby epidemic panic? The “increasing trend” that isn’t.
This supposed ongoing upward trend in birthweight has been used as an excuse for absurd levels of inductions of labour and skyrocketing C sections, and a springboard for blaming lazy, old, fat, neglectful mothers for the “obesity epidemic”, childhood cancer,… Read More ›
Guest post by Ruzawench: “Fat and breastfeeding? The amphetamine script’s in the mail.”
This guest post is from Ruzawench, a FOAF of Lauredhel’s. She is posting her experience as a comment on how unexpected weight gain is treated by the medical community, and as a warning to other women. ~~~ I had a… Read More ›
“The Doctors” TV – Fair and Balanced on “The Alternative Birthing Debate”
I just watched “The Doctors” on birthing. They called the show “The Alternative Birthing Debate”. I thought I’d live-semi-transcribe it for you. Some of this is quickly paraphrased, but the quoted material is not misquoted in ways (I hope) that… Read More ›
Women as wheelbarrows: Italian PM wants woman in coma alive as fetus container
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in consultation with the Vatican, is trying to overturn a court order to remove the feeding tubes from a woman who has been in a coma for 17 years and been assessed as having no… Read More ›