Tag Archives: Health

Abortion: Not Just A Statistic, But a Story.

Tweet At the Palais Des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 2009, Photo By Alabera An Ran Zhao It seems almost logical that I should write about abortion. This is a personal feminist blog and I have had two abortions. I’m somewhat comfortable talking about them. When I’m not, it isn’t because it’s too difficult for me [...]
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MPTs: Contraception Plus HIV & Other STI Prevention

TweetBecause approximately half of all pregnancies in the world are unintended and because Friday September 26th is World Contraception Day , an international collaboration of researchers, funders and women’s health advocates are releasing a video about a groundbreaking new field of female initiated prevention that blends contraceptive technologies with STI and HIV prevention. These broad [...]
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Owning your pleasure

Tweet‘So I think one of the most radical things a girl can do is to own her body.’ Staceyann Chin   One could think nowadays it’s so common to talk about equality between sexes, every woman has heard the message and internalised it just a bit. This seems to be true, but there is still [...]
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The Summer I Didn’t Shave My Legs

TweetI have tweezed, plucked, trimmed, and stroked myself with a razor. I have fought an unwinnable war, again and again, with the hair on my body. But for the first time this summer I asked myself the big question: “Why do I shave? Is it really a personal choice or a post-puberty expectation?” It started [...]
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Relevant yesterday relevant today

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Mtisunge Kachingwe is a 23-year-old young woman from Malawi working as a doctor at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. I work for the YWCA of Malawi and in one of our Branches, a 12-year-old girl, called Chikumbutso approached the counsellors late one afternoon to share her predicament. Her mother was forcing [...]
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