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Wednesday Grab Bag: Gym for Your Vagina, History of Vibrators, Rape Kit Backlog, and Home Birth

July 2, 2008

From the New York Times, more reduction of women to individual parts (that apparently need “improvement”: A Spa for Those Women Concerned About ‘Pelvic Fitness’

“There is good data to suggest if you floss regularly, it reduces gingivitis down the road,” said Dr. Erin E. Tracy, a gynecologist who is an assistant professor in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at the Harvard Medical School. But there is no evidence to suggest that a young woman who starts doing Kegel exercises will decrease her chances of pelvic problems later in life, she said.

From The Times of London: The history of vibrators

From the LA Times:Lost promise for rape victims

“The National Institute of Justice estimates that at least 400,000 rape kits are sitting untested in police stations and crime labs across the country. In the city of Los Angeles alone, more than 7,000 sit in refrigerated storage in a city warehouse facility and a trailer behind police headquarters.”

On Babble: My Illegal Home Birth

From the Baltimore City Paper: Home Made: Inside Baltimore’s Home-Birth Underground

PS-Why didn’t anybody tell me that I have toothpaste on my shirt? You know I can’t see it if it lands lower than the boobs.

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