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Saturday News Round-Up:

May 10, 2008

MADRE is working with the Women’s Human Rights Defenders Network and Burmese women’s organizations to provide assistance following the devastation in Myanmar/Burma – you can donate online to this effort.

The Office of Women’s Health is kicking off the WOMAN Challenge on Sunday to coincide with National Women’s Health Week – it’s an 8-week physical activity challenge, and participants can register online to track their progress.

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is talking about how immigration is a reproductive justice issue.

I haven’t read the studies yet, but researchers evaluated the response when pregnant and non-pregnant applied for jobs, and evaluated the response of retail clerks to pregnant vs. non-pregnant shoppers (including the use of pregnancy protheses for the experiment). This summary describes the apparent discrimination experienced by pregnant (or faux pregnant) individuals in the studies.

Christine has a great “Double Dose” round-up of additional stories at Our Bodies Our Blog.

While you’re there, check out the whole OBOS website, which was included in this recent round-up of women’s health websites on CNN. If you’re near DC/Bethesda, the Office of Research on Women’s Health is hosting a free community forum on May 16th, “Seeking New Dimensions and Strategies for Women’s Health Research: Recognizing the Contributions of Our Bodies, Ourselves.” [Download this PDF for additional event details]

And no, I haven’t had a chance to read the “breastfeeding makes smarter babies!” study yet. May is a busy month!

Don’t forget to call your mama tomorrow!

One Comment leave one →
  1. onesillyme permalink
    May 10, 2008 1:02 pm

    Thanks for the link for the WOMAN challenge! I signed right up– maybe this will help keep me honest about exercising!

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