Tag Archives: women's healthcare

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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Servicewomen Deserve Better: Abortion Access in the Military

TweetRepost from Amplify. It is completely unacceptable that the over 200,000 women serving in our military do not have access to basic health services. The 19,000-23,000 servicewomen who face an unintended pregnancy annually do not have access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare. Currently, a ban is in place that denies military women access to abortion in [...]
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What “pro-life” really means for women in the US

When the GOP puts out "pro-life" ads, they don’t show the real consequences of denying women the right to control their reproductive destinies. They don’t show the staggering number of women who are not healthy enough for pregnancy, or suffer from complications. They show you sugary images of smiling families and healthy babies. "Pro-life" as pro-family is a blatant lie, and it’s time the GOP fessed up.
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Philadelphia Abortion Scandal News Updates and Reactions

TweetAbbie Waters blogs about reproductive health at Fertility Nation. I only recently became aware of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a physician charged with seven first-degree murder charges related to the deaths of seven viable babies, and one third-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, an immigrant woman from Nepal. I’ve been following the story [...]
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Ask Dr. Pat: Genital HPV and What to Do About It

Tweet Dear Dr. Pat, I’m 49 years old and had a diagnosis of HPV—human papilloma virus—four years ago, and my first abnormal pap smear at the same time. I had just ended a six-month relationship, and we didn’t use condoms. My partner and I were both tested for sexually transmitted diseases before we had sex, [...]
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