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Weekly News Round-Up, 10/18

October 18, 2009

Blog for Choice on the decline in the number of abortion providers in Massachusetts.

At D’Alliance, the blog of the Drug Policy Alliance Network, commentary on a recent Marie Claire article on successful women who smoke pot, “Stiletto Stoners.”

Earlier this month, Guttmacher released a report on the costs of unsafe abortion in the developing world.

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health has a call for women of color activists to participate in a conversation (via conference call) on Tuesday Oct 20 with the White House to discuss why health reform is so important for women of color. RSVP needed by Monday the 19th.

Isis at ScienceBlogs posted about some difficulties of finding tampons in Brooklyn, and – delightfully – every other comment on the post is essentially “get a reusable cup!” I love reusable cups.

The FDA approved the Cervarix HPV vaccine; it’s approved for women 10-25 years of age. Also, existing vaccine Gardasil was approved for use in men ages 9-26 years for prevention of genital warts.

The Think Before You Pink campaign, a project of Breast Cancer Action, is calling for more transparency and accountability from companies who use pink/breast cancer campaigns to push products, from clarity on the amount of money contributed from purchases to criticism of companies with “pink” campaigns whose products may actually contribute to the development of cancer.

Via FWD/Forward, a number of posts on menstrual activism.

There are a bunch of good posts linked from the latest installment of the Carnival Against Sexual Violence.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 18, 2009 9:27 am

    I’m still trying to get behind the reusable cup. I really, really am….

    • October 18, 2009 11:37 am

      I’ve been using one for almost ten years. I’m sure it’s not right for everyone, but I’ve never regretted mine!

  2. October 28, 2009 5:27 pm


    Thank you so much for mentioning Breast Cancer Action’s Think Before You Pink Campaign. We appreciate you spreading the word about Breast Cancer Action and the many issues surround breast cancer and cause-related marketing. Please stay up to date on all of Breast Cancer Action’s campaigns and continue to help use challenge assumptions and inspire change.

    Breast Cancer Action

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