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Just poking my head up to say I’m still here, just swamped. Lots of personal things going on, busy at work (new area of responsibility, new title, and several systematic review projects while my usual partner in crime is on maternity leave), and responsibilities as a section program planner and official blogger for my annual […]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=womenshealthnews.wordpress.com&blog=864188&post=7918&subd=womenshealthnews&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">

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Just poking my head up to say I’m still here, just swamped. Lots of personal things going on, busy at work (new area of responsibility, new title, and several systematic review projects while my usual partner in crime is on maternity leave), and responsibilities as a section program planner and official blogger for my annual […]

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Interesting Things in MeSH 2014

This one is for the medlibs and me, some interesting changes in MeSH for 2014: The concept (and term for) TEN has been absorbed into Stevens-Johnson Syndrome – makes some sense given the “spectrum of disease” aspect. Drug Toxicity has been replaced by Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions, which is much more tedious to […]

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A few things that have caught my eye recently: Rape Victims As Criminals: Illegal Abortion after Rape in Ecuador – I haven’t read this report yet, but wanted to pass it along for exploration of how restrictive anti-abortion laws make criminals out of rape victims. A reminder about the disproportionate violence experienced by transgender people. […]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=womenshealthnews.wordpress.com&blog=864188&post=7850&subd=womenshealthnews&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">

Sunday News Round-Up, Announcements Edition

A few things that have caught my eye recently: Rape Victims As Criminals: Illegal Abortion after Rape in Ecuador – I haven’t read this report yet, but wanted to pass it along for exploration of how restrictive anti-abortion laws make criminals out of rape victims. A reminder about the disproportionate violence experienced by transgender people. […]

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Some of my recent posts over at Our Bodies Our Blog, the blog of Our Bodies Ourselves. There are links to lots of stories of interest on OBOS’s on Twitter and Facebook accounts as well.: Women Make Movies: New Releases Include Films on Virginity, Women in Prison and Body Image State by State: Laws Restricting […]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=womenshealthnews.wordpress.com&blog=864188&post=7822&subd=womenshealthnews&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">

Sunday News Round-Up, Stay in the Air Conditioning Edition

Some of my recent posts over at Our Bodies Our Blog, the blog of Our Bodies Ourselves. There are links to lots of stories of interest on OBOS’s on Twitter and Facebook accounts as well.: Women Make Movies: New Releases Include Films on Virginity, Women in Prison and Body Image State by State: Laws Restricting […]

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Ohio pro-choice forces urgently need support. From Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio: TOMORROW IN OHIO – The last votes that your lawmakers will cast on the state budget before it is sent to Gov. Kasich. It includes defunding. It includes transfer agreement bans that could close many abortion providers in Ohio. It includes the forced […]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=womenshealthnews.wordpress.com&blog=864188&post=7808&subd=womenshealthnews&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">

Ohio Urgently Needs Your Support, Too!

Ohio pro-choice forces urgently need support. From Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio: TOMORROW IN OHIO – The last votes that your lawmakers will cast on the state budget before it is sent to Gov. Kasich. It includes defunding. It includes transfer agreement bans that could close many abortion providers in Ohio. It includes the forced […]

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I’m playing around with a tumblr companion to this site, located at http://womenshealthnewstumbles.tumblr.com/. I haven’t fully decided how much effort I can put into it, but I thought I’d copy posts over there, reblog things of interest, and otherwise post quick link items that don’t require much commentary. There may be a few more off-topic […]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=womenshealthnews.wordpress.com&blog=864188&post=7794&subd=womenshealthnews&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">

Sunday News Round-Up, Everything is Miscellaneous Edition

I’m playing around with a tumblr companion to this site, located at http://womenshealthnewstumbles.tumblr.com/. I haven’t fully decided how much effort I can put into it, but I thought I’d copy posts over there, reblog things of interest, and otherwise post quick link items that don’t require much commentary. There may be a few more off-topic […]

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Sunday News Round-Up, OBOS-Style

This week I’m highlighting some things from Our Bodies Ourselves! Some recent posts of interest that I have up at the Our Bodies Ourselves blog: New Developments in OTC Emergency Contraception Court Case The Obama administration – via the Justice Department – is still appealing the order that emergency contraception be made available to women […]

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Couple of recent things over at the Our Bodies Ourselves blog: What’s Wrong With Fertility Clinics and Online Advertising – about the kinds of information on fertility clinic websites, and why it might need better oversight. A version of the article was originally published in The Women’s Health Activist, the newsletter of the National Women’s [...]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=womenshealthnews.wordpress.com&blog=864188&post=7653&subd=womenshealthnews&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">

Over at OBOS: Expanding Abortion Provider Types, and Fertility Clinic Advertising

Couple of recent things over at the Our Bodies Ourselves blog: What’s Wrong With Fertility Clinics and Online Advertising – about the kinds of information on fertility clinic websites, and why it might need better oversight. A version of the article was originally published in The Women’s Health Activist, the newsletter of the National Women’s […]

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Via the Tennessean: Tennessee women who take illegal drugs during their pregnancy cannot be arrested for the harm they do to their babies. But some ended up in jail anyway. That’s because some police and prosecutors — unaware state law changed last year — pursued criminal charges thinking they had the authority to do that. [...]<img alt="" border="0" src="http://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?host=womenshealthnews.wordpress.com&blog=864188&post=7619&subd=womenshealthnews&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">

It Wasn’t Even An April Fool’s Joke: Tennessee Women Jailed for Drug Use While Pregnant, Even Though Law Said They Couldn’t Be

Via the Tennessean: Tennessee women who take illegal drugs during their pregnancy cannot be arrested for the harm they do to their babies. But some ended up in jail anyway. That’s because some police and prosecutors — unaware state law changed last year — pursued criminal charges thinking they had the authority to do that. […]

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