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Weekly News Round-Up, 12/13

December 13, 2009

The DVD for “A Walk to Beautiful,” fistula documentary I’ve written about here in the past, is on sale through the 24th.

@vuglobalhealth has a bunch of tweets from a lecture on women and reproductive health in resource-limited settings from UCSF’s Dr. Purnima Madhivanan.

One key line from a piece in The Nation on proposed cosmetic surgery tax, NOW’s opposition to it, and feminism: “Feminism is about fighting a discriminatory society, not about accepting that discrimination and making it more cost-effective for women to capitulate to it.”

The Joint Commission has resources on preparing for doctor visits.

Aunt B points to the Swedish renaming of the hymen to “vaginal corona.”

Every Day, Good Women Choose Abortion – at RHRC.

Lauredhel at Hoyden has Three Examples of Rape Culture in Nice Guy(tm) Breast Cancer Activism.

Cara at the Curvature points to and talks about a New Report About Sexual Violence on College Campuses.

The CDC has a report on disparities in deaths from H1N1 2009 flu among American Indian/Alaska Natives.

Silvia Henriquez of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health writes that Latinas need voice in abortion debate.

The New York Times reports on Menopause, as Brought to You by Big Pharma.

Also, a piece on Mammogram Math.

Lots of interesting links via Feminists w/ Female Sexual Dysfunction (and more), including The New Breast Cancer Guidelines: Debunking Some Myths by Sungold at Kittywampus. Although I just recently caught those FFSD links, I’ve been checking in there periodically since we had a bit of a discussion/disagreement at OBOS.

Not health-related: via Resist Racism, I am Korean American.

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