Tag Archives: women's health

Women’s health and “garbage bag” diagnoses: Why what Dr. Drew said matters

TweetLast week on Loveline, Dr. Drew Pinsky insinuated that a man’s fiancée who suffered from a variety of pelvic disorders, like endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome, really needed to see a trauma specialist rather than her doctors because she had been the victim of sexual abuse as a child—these disorders somehow weren’t “real” but were [...]
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A ‘hilarious’ video: The ‘double day’ and symptoms of a heart attack in women

TweetAs I’m sure many of you have already seen, recent public health campaigns are working towards enhancing knowledge of how women specifically experience heart attack symptoms. Up until this point, public health campaigns have focused largely on how heart attack symptoms manifest in men, as scientific research more often involves men as participants and thus researchers tend to simply generalize findings [...]
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Political Voodoo, Ouija Boards and other Hooey

TweetI’m southern. I’m a sweet-tea-drinking. . . Black-eyed-peas-and-cornbread-banana-pudding-eating. . . Sunday-Bible-toting-unapologetically sassy-sarcastic-back-talking-southerner. And in being a southern lady, there are some things we Belles keep to ourselves and then there are other things that we just have to get off our chest. You see, everything old in politics is new again. Because we are in [...]
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Smoking for Liberation

Tweet A SYTYCB Entry Tobacco use among young women is on the rise, doubling from 10 to 20 percent. This was probably a glass ceiling better left unshattered. Cigarette ads have long alluded to weight loss, attractiveness, and sexuality- all classic themes in marketing campaigns that target women. But when the American Tobacco Company called [...]
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This is my Body

TweetI stumbled on “This is my Body” facebook page today and thought that all my feministing peeps would dig it! “This Is My Body” is a women’s rights advocacy video created in response to the attacks on women’s health and reproductive rights that have occurred throughout 2012. The video addresses those issues along with abortion, [...]
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