Weekly News Round-Up
Lots of stuff at Our Bodies Our Blog worth reading. I’m not biased at all.
This website from the Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition is intended to help cancer patients locate financial assistance and manage cancer care costs.
MADRE is solicting help for food aid in Darfur.
The Women’s Bioethics Project has a book club selection that I need to add to my to-read list: Normal at Any Cost: Tall Girls, Short Boys, and the Medical Industry’s Quest to Manipulate Height
From First, Do No Harm, a blog highlighting examples of fat prejudice in healthcare, this is exactly why many people simply decide not to go back to the doctor – “So I undressed and *ahem* assumed the position. Then she said it: ‘You’re fat.’”
Find out about a nationwide kiss-in for lgbt civil rights, planned for Saturday, August 15 and reflective of the problems and violence that non-heterosexual couples can face because of simple acts such as holding hands or sharing a kiss.
Doctors Without Borders is posting stories from survivors of sexual violence, collected from its global treatment of these survivors.
Nursing Birth has an “injustice in maternity care” series of posts.